Size and fit

The Nike ACG Air Terra Antarktik is available in men’s and women’s sizing. According to the brand’s site, it fits a bit small, so it is recommended to size up. It has a Velcro strap and lacing closure systems that provide a perfect and secure lockdown. 

The Nike Air cushioning and a plush foam insole offer comfort, impact protection, and a lightweight and responsive feel. The ripstop fabric upper has a GORE-TEX membrane on the inside that allows foot warmth as well as breathability.

Nike ACG Air Terra Antarktik Style

The high-top Nike Air Terra Antarktik is inspired by the sleeves of the technical winter jackets. If you are going to glance at it, it looks like the Air Mowabb. It has a ripstop fabric upper with synthetic overlays that provide added protection and durability. 

The durable upper has a GORE-TEX membrane on the inside that keeps dry. Outside the upper is a durable DWR coating for additional waterproofing. It is designed with a hard rubber outsole with unique lug details that deliver an excellent grip on different surfaces. 

It is initially released in colorways like:

  • Black/Anthracite/Midnight Turquoise
  • Summit White/University Gold/Volt
  • Juniper Fog/Black/Jade Stone

Notable Features

Nike ACG Air Terra Antarktick is one of the innovative products that are specifically designed and engineered for outdoor performance in all weather conditions. It features a weather-resistant upper that is equipped with GTX technology, providing foot breathability and keeping water out. 

The ripstop fabric upper has a synthetic mudguard that helps to keep debris and dirt out. Also, it highlights Zoom Air cushioning that provides a responsive feel and comfort for walking down the street in a blizzard or a weekend in the mountains. 

Finally, it also boasts a hard rubber outsole with an updated lug design that not only delivers excellent traction but also prevents dirt from clogging. With the Nike ACG Air Terra Antarktik, your foot is literally like wearing a jacket, which gives warmth and comfort on a cold day.

Nike ACG Air Terra Antarktik History

Nike has been offering explorers and city dwellers footwear that is weatherproof under its ACG line since 1989. The GORE-TEX upper and grippy outsoles have been present all the time in all the shoes. In the past years, the ACG line has taken a more lifestyle approach. 

One of its latest shoes is the Nike ACG Air Terra Antarktik, with the initial release date of January 16. It follows a broader drop on February 1 of 2020. With a high-top profile, it shares DNA with the Nike ACG Terra Zeherra but takes its weatherproofing to the next level. 

You can say it is a jacket for your foot. It is lined with GORE-TEX on the inside of the ripstop fabric upper. It features a Velcro strap for a snug fit while the additional lacing system provides support. 

This model underwent extensive testing in Oregon. It has reflective detailing scattered all throughout the upper to offer visibility during the dark. When it comes to traction on different surfaces, it has a modified lug configuration on the sticky rubber outsole that can withstand even the most challenging environments.

Nice to know

  • ACG means All Conditions Gear. 
  • It has GORE-TEX and ACG detailing all throughout the upper for added designs.


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