The AKIO ORION RAIN CITY PACK is the first drop from the British brand and is perfectly designed for the UK’s notorious weather.
The ORION cuts a relatively simple silhouette, which combines runner aesthetics with hiking boot design cues, for a very clean result. This first release includes six basic colourways – Jetstream, Lemon, Orion, Red, Black and Royal Blue – which means there’s a little something for everyone. Each of the colourways sport black reflective 3M Scotchlite detailing on the heel and tongue, which adds some contrast to the five brighter colourways or creates a tonal finish on the black pair. The D-ring lacing system, which gives the model its hiking-boot aesthetic, is also finished in black to tie in with the 3M panels and is rounded off by an AKIO branding tag of the lateral side top eyelet. The final little touch is the cross stitching detail on the heel, which is a nice detail. Each of the pairs sit on a white sole unit, which gives the shoe a clean look and ties in nicely with the simple aesthetic. It’s always nice to see new brands coming through (especially when they’re British) and, with releases like this, we can see AKIO being well-received.
The AKIO ORION RAIN CITY PACK is scheduled to drop on SATURDAY 15 AUGUST and we’ll have the full, confirmed global stockist list available shortly: check back for the latest updates.
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