ACG Ruckel Ridge
BEHIND THE DESIGN
Nike’s All Conditions Gear has long helped equip bodies across the globe for outdoor activity and exploration. Activity and exploration that requires you to be ready for whatever; rain, sleet, snow, and all kinds of dirt. Nearly three decades since its inception, ACG now takes the idea of “All Conditions Gear” to the next level with the ACG Ruckel Ridge, a boot like silhouette built for treks from manmade surroundings to the great outdoors. Designed by longtime Nike Footwear Designers Tinker Hatfield and Aaron Cooper, the shoe was born from personal insight gathered from Cooper’s own excursions.
“For many years, I rode (cycling) road and trail but always wanted a more hybridized experience. One of the fastest growing trends in cycling is taking an old mountain set-up and turning it into a ‘touring’ bike,” he explained. “I found a similar opportunity with running. Something you can run with through the city AND take up into the mountains.”