Who should buy the Nike ACG Deschutz
First introduced in the early ‘90s, the Nike ACG Deschutz makes a triumphant return. You will enjoy wearing it if:
- you are feeling nostalgic and want to complete a retro look
- you need a versatile sandal that can be worn from the grocery store to a hike
- you need a hydrophobic sandal for hikes that involve getting in the water
Who should NOT buy the sandal
Being a pretty basic sandal, the ACG is not the most protective and supportive. So, if you need more protection up front, have a look at the closed-toe KEEN Newport H2 sandal. Or, if you have flat feet, you will find better arch support in the Chaco Z/Cloud 2.
Cushioning that encourages
One of the reviewers thought that the foam on the ACG Deschutz kind of feels like Nike React but stiffer. One of the signs of the React is the textured pattern all throughout the foam.
In addition, thanks to its forefoot flexibility and toe rocker, the sandal makes it easier to walk on level terrain and concrete surfaces.
This sandal made wearers confident enough to handle cross-country trips through rivers and deserts as well as simply get out for a walk more often.
ACG Deschutz keeps you locked in
Support comes from various parts of the sandal, from the footbed to the straps. The straps are made wide, covering up a large area of the foot. They also have a neoprene lining which makes them super comfortable against the skin.
The other part is its highly textured footbed and raised borders, especially in the heel. These prevent the foot from slipping inside the sandal as well as from slipping out of it.
Just like most hiking sandals, the ACG Deschutz makes sure you don't slip out on wet surfaces or elsewhere. The sandal’s outsole has been tested in a variety of conditions, giving you reliable surface traction come rain or shine.
What's more, the sandal's outsole has more horizontal ridges at the forefoot, giving trail busters improved hiking security, particularly on ascents.
The majority of wearers were satisfied with the grip of this sandal.
Style: one of ACG's best selling points
There many aspects of the sandal's visual design that attracted the wearers. First of all, it has the original look from 1992 when it was first released. The '90s vibe is reflected in the Deschutz's color schemes as well as the branding on the outsole. More than a few people ended up buying multiple pairs in different colors just for the style.
Other reviewers have taken note of how low-key and minimal it is. And if you want, you can make it pop out with a colorful pair of socks.
Finally, the gum sole variation gained a large following too. "I feel like the gum sole is such a clean look," says one of the buyers.