The Nike Air Zoom Tallac Lite’s upper is crafted from textile upper with TPU side panel cage. It features a traditional lace-up closure with lace loops on the tongue to keep them in place. It has a gusseted tongue to keep trail debris out. Two pull=tabs are placed on the tongue and heel to aid when putting the shoe on.
The toe bumper adds protection while the combination of Zoom Air unit in the forefoot and Air Sole in the heel make for a very comfortable feel.
Nike Air Zoom Tallac Lite History
In 1981, Nike first released footwear with a silhouette that is inspired by hiking and called it the Air Pegasus. It has been said that some Nike designers were into outdoor activities and it was inevitable for them to design footwear that will cater to that. It somewhat became a passion project for them.
But it was not until 1989 that Nike would officially announce a proper subsidiary line for this type of footwear. They named the subsidiary line the Nike All Conditions Gear (ACG). Although performance is still a big part of this line, the big difference is in the shoe’s aesthetic, which was more suited to the outdoors rather than sports.
Nike ACG produced footwear that can withstand all types of weather and terrain conditions, hence the name. Some of their well-known shoe models are the Air Mowabb, Air Mada, and Air Escape.
The Nike Air Zoom Tallac Lite was first released in 2009 to celebrate Nike ACG’s 20th anniversary. Designed by Peter Fogg, the stylishly rugged sneaker boot was received well by consumers. It did so well that Nike decided to re-issue the pair in 2016.