Nike Crush All Conditions with the Rhyodomo GORE-TEX Sneaker BootRelease: 6 November 2020
The northern hemisphere is quickly approaching winter, which means packing away the light-coloured suede sneakers and lugging out the hefty kicks reserved for the worst that Mother Nature can throw at you. Nike have a new model called the Rhyodomo that is equal parts sneaker and boot.
It’s far from the Swoosh’s first foray into bootwear, which dates back to the early 1980s, long before Nike ACG existed. With 40 years’ experience, it’s expected the Rhyodomo is full of practical design cues that draw from the most advantageous features of lightweight sneakers and tough boots. The boot silhouette is pretty obvious, cut high to protect the ankle from all conditions, and is made using durable leather – but the toe box and mid panel are cored out for breathability. GORE-TEX lining comes as standard, and guarantees dry feet. A combination of leather loops and speed hooks securely cinches the 4mm-thick round laces – assuming the wearer doesn’t just slip these on.
The outsoles are definitely derived from boot designs. Its rubber lugs are sizeable, but the channels between them are spaced widely to shed mud and increase flexibility. While this rubber sole looks quite sturdy and stiff, the foam midsole it’s paired to ensures sneaker-like cushioning and comfort.
The Rhyodomo is available now directly from Nike.