Nike ACG – the Swoosh's outdoor-focused sub-label known for their irreverent humour, deep respect for the form and function needed to tackle the great outdoors and bold colour applications – brought back the classic ACG Air Mada earlier this year. A hiking shoe from 1994 that was designed by Air Max 95 creator Sergio Lozano, the Mada is a cult favourite among ACG fanatics. Though some have taken umbrage with the quality of the materials (a common occurrence with any retro) nobody's spoken ill of the colour schemes, and that's thanks to classic makeups like this brown, black and blaze orange pair.
A timeless hiking shoe colour scheme that's popular with GORPcore heads and granddads alike, the black and brown tones on this Mada are split between its leather overlays and reinforced nylon base. Rubberized overlays and toe caps supply extra support and durability, while a thick, Air-cushioned midsole and toothed rubber outsole serve up trail-ready performance. Insoles indicate that these Madas were constructed partly of sustainable Nike Grind materials. There are hits of bright blaze orange to be found as well, supplying extra vibrance on the branded accents and eyestays. Though it's not a dead ringer, there are some similarities between the colour scheme of this Mada and the SB Dunk Low 'Bison' from 2003, a shoe that also recently served as inspiration for the SoleFly x Air Jordan 1 Low.
This new Nike ACG Air Mada doesn't have a release date at the time of writing, but it's likely to roll out over the next few weeks. When it does drop, it'll be priced at $130.