Size and fit

The mid-top Nike Air Wild Mid sneaker is offered in men's sizing. Nike used the conventional lacing fastening system for an easily adjustable fit. Meanwhile, the neoprene cleatie construction provides a snug fit around the ankle.

This feature allows its wearers to enjoy easy on and off while delivering better ankle support, flexibility, and comfort. Also, the IU midsole with Air-Sole unit gives a lightweight cushioning for enhanced comfort.

Nike Air Wild Mid Style

Displaying ruggedly handsome look, the mi-top variation of the Nike Air Wild shoe cracks to provide its users a modern kick with first-rate functionality. The upper is made of neoprene cleatie with lightweight, water-resistant mesh that hugs the foot snugly. Meanwhile, the aggressive traction pattern equips its users a tough performing element. Nike offers this tech-out kick in various colorways. Among the favorite hues are the triple black, tan, wheat, and dark brown/maroon.

Boots is considered a must-have in any man's closet. A pair of Sneakerboots can take its wearers from the laidback street fashion to the rugged light trails with ease. This casual kick looks best when paired with an edgy style, such as denim or leather pants tucked inside the neoprene cleatie collar. For a trail-inspired look, some sport this with cargo pants or shorts. A casual ensemble is also attainable with the Nike Air Wild Mid. Just pair it with dark-colored jeans topped with a simple blazer for a fashionable gent guise.

Notable Features

Although tagged as mid-top by Nike, the Nike Air Wild Mid displays high padded neoprene collar with cleatie construction. This outline adds the overall rugged appeal and enhances ankle support and flexibility. Also, Nike overlaid 3M material around the upper that allows visibility during the night. This eye-catching reflective detail boosts the protection, especially during the low lights.

Nike Air Wild Mid History

The introduction of Sneakerboots was considered one radical move by Nike. This evolutionary sneaker aims to provide its wearers footwear with the comfort of sneakers and durability of trail cleats. Back then, sneakers and hiking were found on opposite poles. Sneakers were usually made of breathable and lightweight materials while hiking kicks were dressed in waterproof materials with heavy-duty construction.

The All Condition Gear or ACG of Nike was unveiled in 1989 as its subsidiary line that produces gears and shoes. This line delivers a non-mainstream style with a rugged profile that aims to serve its users at any climate condition. The ACG attempted to blend outdoor shoes with the performance sneakers; however, this line did not gain much attention and lost to the more aggressive brand, Timberland.

Come 2013, Nike unveiled the Sneakerboot collection that runs sneakers that can work under extreme weather conditions while flaunting a fashionable style. The brand also aspired to give an alternative option to the cleats genre and took advantage of its skill in designing chic yet functional footwear.

The Sneakerboot category was able to provide a smart alternative to the usual cleat options. The introduction of this category allowed the market to gauge the paradigm shift in the sneaker market. Experts have predicted that the demands of Sneakerboots will eventually shoot up as buyers' basics will ultimately diversify.

  The Nike Air Wild

The Nike Air Wild was launched in the 80s that displays aggressive lugged outsole, coherent to its trail-inspired heritage. This model used the slip-on upper braced by a cord lacing system. The brand revamped the Nike Air Wild with enhanced ankle support by elevating its collar height. The Mid version carries all the aesthetics of its predecessor but reworked with cleat-like collar height.

Additional Info

  • Nike Air Wild Mid cleats has a synthetic 3M reflective overlay on its mudguard to provide extra protection and visibility during low lights.
  • The rubber outsole pattern of Nike Air Wild Mid delivers ultimate ACG feel and reliable and durable traction on a range of surfaces.
  • The mesh upper is water-repellent that keeps the feet dry.
  • Nike Air logo can be found stamped on the heel.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Wild
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Hiking
Collection: Nike Air
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Season: Winter

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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.