Huarache

Definitely a top 3 when we talk about comfort! The Nike Air Huarache became popular in the early 90s due to its unprecedented comfort and lightweight construction. This Tinker Hatfield masterpiece started as a performance shoe feature but went on to become a lifestyle icon.

Back then, serious runners struggled to get the best fit for their running trainers. This resulted in blisters and injuries that could have been prevented. All of this changed come 1991 as Nike introduced a new technology in running trainers.

Nike wanted to create a shoe meant to ensure a consistent fit without feeling too heavy. And thus the Nike Air Huarache was born in 1991. The magic works by using a neoprene collar that hugged the foot. Rubber heel overlays reduced the weight of the trainer and served as the primary rear lockdown.

Mesh comprises the front while leather and nubuck reinforce high-wear zones. Some colourways utilise suede for a more premium look.

Inside the foam midsole is a Nike Air unit, providing plush comfort and bouncy impact protection.

What made the Nike Air Huarache different was the lack of Swoosh logos. Most pairs only feature the word NIKE on the heel overlays as the tongue serves as the main branding. Other styles boast a small Nike Swoosh on the forefoot for better recognition.

Aside from the OG Nike Air Huarache, basketball models like the Air Jordan 7 and Nike Air Flight Huarache also featured the popular technology.

The shoe celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021 and saw the return of some OG colourways. There are no signs of stopping anytime soon as a lot of people love the Huaraches.

With more colourways arriving every now and then, we can only expect awesome collabs someday.

Check out some of the latest Nike Air Huarache releases below.

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