Nike + Acronym® share a passion for utility-led design. For Nike, this mission began in 1972, when the Nike Cortez started a perceptible innovation tradition with its visible, dual-foam cushioning system. Roughly four decades later, the practice continues with Nike Flyknit, Lunarlon and Nike Free. Similarly, Acronym®, founded in 2002, informs garment aesthetic through the functional product elements.

Acronym®’s Errolson Hugh, a regular Nike collaborator, lent his problem-solving expertise to the creation of the NikeLab Lunar Force 1 x Acronym. Updating the classic silhouette with a sharp focus on enhancing the on-off process, the design reflects Hugh’s unrelenting obsession with functionality. An extended tongue was also added to facilitate the easy on-off functionality. The NikeLab Lunar Force 1 x Acronym will be available September 17 at and select global retailers.

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