Comme des Garçon 'Tinker' with Nike's iconic Running & Hiking hybrid
- Nike x Comme des Garçons Homme Plus
- Microsuede Upper
- Neoprene Inner Sock Lining / Huarache Lining
- Thermoplastic Heel Guard
- Deconstructed Lace Guard
- Perforated Sidewalls
- CDG Branding on Padded Collar
Comme des Garçons redefine the Air Mowabb by doing away with its signature coloured panels and wrapping the silhouette in monochrome black and sail. The CDG variant replaces leather panelling with microsuede panels for a soft finish, the neoprene sock line complements this. The laceguard actually has a deconstructed effect, with that portion of the shoe seemingly separate from the main body of the silhouette. A subtle but clever trick from Nike sees the padded collar that usually houses the ACG logo rearranged, with CDG branding embellished in the same manner. The toe vamp features amorphous perforations.
Silhouette Explored — History
The Air Mowabb ACG (All Conditions Gear) - part of Nike's ACG trail line fused the signature running technology of the Air Huarache with the hiking intricacies of the Nike Wildwood ACG. The Mowabb was released in 1991, the name derived from Moab, a city in Utah that is known for its canyons and valleys across mountainous terrain. You'd be hard pressed to find many iconic Nike silhouette where Tinker Hatfield hasn't played a hand, the Nike Air Mowabb was designed by the legendary Nike exec. The Mowabb was constructed of leather, with a neoprene sock underlay from the Air Huarache, the sidewalls feature cylindrical perforated panels that are similar to that of the Jordan VI. The OG colourway was dressed in dune tan, with a grey speckled midsole, black outsole and a combination blue and orange neoprene sock that was perforated to enhance breathability. The Nike ACG logo was embellished on a portion of the sock, as well the the outsole. The outsole also housed 'Air Mowabb' in raised letters. The silhouette was reinforced by the Huarache's thermoplastic ankle strap and a thick rubber midsole. The Mowabb's original colour scheme has been re-applied to a number of Nike silhouettes over the years and can be acknowledged as one of - if not - the most influential fusion silhouette in Nike's arsenal.