Urban Utilitiy: The NIke Aeroloft 800 Summit Jacket and Nike LunarTerra Arktos
December 21, 2013
All-weather city living requires grit and guts to survive and striking, efficient tools to thrive. Nike tackles these cultural and elemental demands with two distinctive designs that are equal parts utilitarian, innovative, and statement making. The Nike Aeroloft 800 Summit Jacket and Nike LunarTerra Arktos are bold and made to move—and appropriately debut at Dover Street Market New York.
The Nike Aeroloft 800 Summit Jacket features a pioneering combination of ripstop nylon and 800-fill down baffles for breathability and lightweight, unencumbered warmth. Additionally, movement-activated ventilation allows trapped air and body heat to escape through laser-cut perforations as the wearer’s activity level increases, without letting cold air in. And to promote a seamless transition from sport to street, Nike designers rigorously researched materials, selecting fabrics that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are technologically advanced.
The modular Nike LunarTerra Arktos delivers a wholly invincible approach to winter. It provides the lightweight comfort of a sneaker and the durable, insulated protection of a boot. At the same time, its directional aesthetic sets it defiantly apart from its predecessors.
Dynamic Nike Flywire and Hyperfuse construction form the upper for an adaptive fit and increased resilience. Nike Vac Tech molding reduces seams and, therefore, potential leaks. The midsole features Nike Lunarlon technology, which minimizes weight and maximizes comfort and mobility, whereas the outsole is crafted from a zoned sticky and hard rubber that enhances stability and agility on varied terrain.
Meanwhile, TPU toe and heel overlays form Goth-inspired diamonds. Combined with the all-black design, they communicate a connection to street culture while serving to further insulate and protect the foot from weather and wear. Lastly, a nickel-plated zipper with an easy-to-grab leather pull guarantees effortless release while a removable bootie helps keep the foot warm and dry—and serves as a satellite slipper.
The limited edition Nike Aeroloft 800 Summit Jacket and Nike LunarTerra Arktos debut Dec. 21, 2013 at Dover Street Market New York.