Verdict from 10 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • According to a good number of reviewers, the Nike ACG Ruckel Ridge is very cushy. 
  • There are a handful of comments on the strong ankle support of this shoe.
  • The majority of users say that this shoe looks very nice to be worn around town.
  • A lot of reviewers have stated that the ACG Ruckel Ridge makes them stand out.
  • Many purchasers find the different colorways great and attractive.
  • The toe tip of the shoe is wide, according to some reviewers.
  • Some purchasers have reported that the price of this shoe is reasonable.
  • Numerous buyers are impressed that the high-top ACG Ruckel Ridge by Nike quickly absorbs perspiration.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some have commented that it would take a bit of time to get their foot into the shoe.
  • A couple of reviewers wish that the Nike ACG Ruckel Ridge would have more aggressive tread patterns. 
  • A few have said that it could have been better if the shoe is waterproof, so they can use it for snowy weather.

Bottom line

The Nike ACG Ruckel Ridge shoe, a part of the brand's spring and summer line, is hiking-inspired footwear meant for the urban adventurer. This Nike ACG shoe is a combination of the rugged silhouette of a boot and the tech-laden appearance of a sneaker.

With a cushy feel, good ankle support, and fashionable style, the versatile shoe is ideal for both the trails and city streets.

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Good to know

This sneaker is available in unisex sizing for black and grey colorways. It’s a lightweight, trail running shoe. Those who are serious about their outdoor adventures can benefit from the Nike ACG Ruckel Ridge’s 4D Fit Mesh upper and lacing system because they provide just-right foot containment.

Aside from better ankle support, this boot has a soft inner sole and a multi-density, hybrid-traction performance outsole for flawless comfort. Its rate-sensitive, stretchable, and high shock-absorbing foam also creates a layer of protection.

The ‘90s silhouette hiking styles of Nike ACG shoes led the way for the high-top, sneaker-boot Ruckel Ridge rugged design as its retro-designed model. It looks cooler and stylish for everyday wear and more robust and functional for woodland trails or mountainous treks.

Nike ACG Ruckel Ridge is partly inspired by the designer's fascination with touring bikes, with major emphasis on its multi-density outsole - made up of a soft, sticky rubber core and cleated rubber on the outer layer. The mesh upper is outfitted with rich nubuck overlays for support and durability. 

This Nike ACG shoe has a wide range of colorways that would surely suit those who prefer either simple to fashionable get-up. Some features that can certainly draw attention to the sneaker are the rubberized logo patch at the tongue and tonal reflective trim at the heel counter.

One feature that makes this Nike ACG remarkable is its hoof. Its hard outsole allows runners to go across vertical rocks. They can be assured that they can maintain their feet’s responsiveness while being well protected by the shoe’s Foamposite-like material. Another standout characteristic of the Nike ACG Ruckel Ridge is the outer layer with a cleated rubber.

Designed by Tinker Hatfield and Aaron Cooper, the Nike ACG Ruckel Ridge was originally introduced in 2018. As part of Nike's retro revival of the popular outdoors sub-label, this shoe is a fusion of a hiking boot and a sneaker. 

The first silhouette in gunsmoke with atmosphere grey tones was officially released on June 1, 2018, on SNKRS and select Nike accounts. On August 25, 2018, two other colorways made their debut, the grey with lime green and teal combination and the barely grey. Lastly, as part of Nike ACG’s Holiday lineup, the brown colorway was released.

  • The Nike ACG Ruckel Ridge has an outsole with a studded rubber, multi-density sock liner and midsole, and reinforced sidewalls.
  • It comes in gunsmoke, grey, barely grey, and brown colorways.
  • The shoe is water repellent.


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