So yesterday I was going thru some kicks, trying to clean up around my place a little. And to my surprise I find not 1 but TWO pairs of Nike Air Lava Domes (Navy/Volt/Tan) Colorway. One pair I’ve worn a few times while the other is brand new / mint deadstock condition.
Upon my discovery I got to thinking about all the Fly shoes Nike has released over the years that many have forgotten about. Especially in the 90′s when I started to get into sneakers heavy, great running, training, and basketball shoes became part of the everyday wardrobe even if you didn’t partake in sports. The Nike Lava Domes and Son Of Lava Domes were part tennis shoe and part hiking boot.
The Lava Dome was Nike’s first venture into outdoor footwear. It was designed for running and trekking. These were the first shoes I can personally remember setting the foundation for Nike ACG (All Conditions Gear). While I didn’t do any hiking in them, they were perfect for rocking with a pair of crispy denim in the fall / winter time.
As you can see I liked the Lava Dome’s so much I purchased 2 pair. I also have Lava Domes in 3 other colorways. The pair that was my favorite (Tan/Orange) look like they’ve just came home from the Vietnam War, but every once in a while I’ll still throw them on, dirty and all.
I bought these circa 2002 / 03. Looks like I’m going to have to break these out for the Fall.
I’m NO Sneakerhead. Just a guy with a lot of kicks and stories to match.