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Brand: Nike

Model: Dog Mountain

Key Features: Suede and canvas construction, speckled detail, chunky tread, and multicolored laces.

Release Date: June 1

Price: $110

Buy: Nike

Editor’s Notes: Hiking-inspired footwear is all the rage these days, and Nike ACG is making a play for the market with an all-new silhouette. As Sneaker Freaker points out, the Dog Mountain is named for a trail around the Columbia Gorge area in Washington state.

The sneaker is decked out in multiple shades, with speckled detail and multicolored laces. The sole’s chunky tread makes the shoe a solid option for outdoor activity, with Nike promising “these shoes won’t go anywhere you don’t want to.”

The Dog Mountain is yet another creation from the incredible mind of designer Tinker Hatfield, who worked with a team led by Nike design director Aaron Cooper to develop a sneaker designed to withstand serious activity while still staying fun and playful.

Speaking about the project, Cooper said, “We’re dead serious about the product and what we believe it can do for the athletes wearing it, but we don’t want to be too serious about ourselves. That infusion of fun was super important.”

A neat touch is the sneaker’s reversed branding on the outsole, which was inspired by one of Cooper’s own outdoor treks. “The reverse branding came from when I was out hiking,” Cooper explained. “Sometimes you’re just grinding it out and, to keep me busy, I look at the footprints that are already on the ground from people that came before me. So the reason why the branding is flipped is so that when you walk and you leave this imprint in the dirt, it’ll be right side up, so you’ll be able to read it.”

Nike has now announced that the Dog Mountain will come out on June 1 for an affordable $110. Let us know your thoughts on the sneaker in the comments.

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