The Nike Air Huarache released in 1991 as a cutting-edge running shoe that helped revolutionize the fit and feel of performance athletic footwear as we know it today. Designed by the one and only Tinker Hatfield, famous for his many iconic Air Jordan and Nike sneakers including the original Air Max running shoe, the Air Huarache has gone on to become a retro sneaker staple in the modern age — just like many of his designs. The Nike Air Huarache was groundbreaking when it released because of the technology it introduced to the world: the Huarache construction. Inspired by the neoprene booties of water-skis after he noticed how well they conformed to the foot and ankle area, Hatfield translated the foot-hugging concept to athletic footwear, and the Huarache was born. Technical and minimal at the same time, the Air Huarache running shoe is characterized by the comfortable neoprene inner bootie that is strategically surrounded with synthetic overlays and a rubber heel cage to offer support only where it is needed. The upper sits on top of a Phylon™ foam midsole with encapsulated Air-Sole® units to cushion every stride, while a classic Nike waffle rubber outsole sits below to offer ideal grip.
Still Turning Heads
The Nike Air Huarache turned heads in 1991 for its never-before-seen technology and style at the time, and it hasn’t stopped breaking necks since. Now a casual sneaker staple in the streets, the Air Huarache continues to impress with its unique look and amazing all-day comfort. Throughout the years, the Air Huarache has released in a countless variety of colors and materials, and its appeal has shown no signs of slowing down any time soon. Have you hugged your foot today?
• Neoprene inner bootie design keeps your foot locked in with ample support and dynamic comfort.
• Leather and/or synthetic, spandex, neoprene, textile, and thermoplastic upper.
• Phylon™ foam midsole offers plush all-day comfort.
• Air-Sole® units in the heel and forefoot provide outstanding cushioning all day long.
• Waffle rubber outsole for traction and durability.