Known for its technical experimentations, Acronym® is nothing if not devoted to the proposition of improved functionality. Since its inception, the brand, led by co-founder Errolson Hugh, has pushed aesthetic boundaries while remaining acutely aware of wearers’ needs. The result: A track record of game-changing garments that completely reinvent the potential of clothing for urban environments.
Acronym®’s collaborations with Nike are no different. Each assesses a discrete problem and finds plausible solution.
Hugh’s NIKELAB AF1 Downtown x Acronym® — which follows 2015’s NikeLab Lunar Force 1 x Acronym® — mixes utilitarian features and innovative textiles. Case in point: The extra-high soft shell collar incorporates a quick-release German mil-spec fastener for tactical functionality. This works in concert with an extended brass zipper and pleated paneling to give the shoe a futuristic form.
The collaborative ACRONYM x NikeLab AF1 Downtown Hi will launch at NikeLab’s 21 Mercer location for the first time at 6 p.m. ET on February 8 following its ACRONYM online launch in three colorway options of Black/White-Medium Olive, Black/Black-Medium Olive and Black/Black-Bright Crimson respectively.