Worn To Be Wild

While many of us are currently preoccupied with such important decisions like which new runner to rock or which Jordan retro to cop, let's, for a moment, reminisce about the glory days of Nike's oft-forgotten hiking program. It's hard to believe, but back in the early '80s Nike pioneered a lightweight hiking footwear revolution with a boot called the Lava Dome that was far too ahead of its time. The resulting marketing campaign was dubbed "Worn To Be Wild," and one hardcore collector from Berlin turned his hiking boot collection into a digital museum of the same name. The quality of materials and craftsmanship on OGs like these is unsurpassed for Nike, and sadly, can never and will never be reproduced. Shit just ain't the same these days, but at least you can bask in all this hi-res glory for a moment of Nike euphoria.

  • Mark

    Actually, I had a pair of these back when they were originally released. The first generation shoes were great–super solid, long lasting, and comfortable. The ones shown were the second generation, and they sucked! The black plastic panel (with the Nike swoosh on it) cracked and fell apart. I would buy the first generation versions again, however…

    • http://twitter.com/SoDaniel Daniel So

      Those are all first generation/OGs as noted. I don’t think most if any of them were ever re-released.

      • http://www.facebook.com/sebastian.kohnke.3 Sebastian Köhnke

        thanks for your nice article, and you ´re right…these boots are all OGs