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

Nike ACG Deschutz who should buy

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.

Nike ACG Deschutz cushioning

In addition, thanks to its forefoot flexibility and toe rocker, the sandal makes it easier to walk on level terrain and concrete surfaces.

Nike ACG Deschutz rocker

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.

Nike ACG Deschutz support

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.

Solid traction

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.

Nike ACG Deschutz rubber outsole

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.

Nike ACG Deschutz colors

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.

Facts / Specs

Use: Multi-sport, Water hiking, Urban hiking
Features: Strappy
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Nike
Construction: Strappy
Material: Rubber sole
Season: Summer

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.