About Nike Huarache
Renowned Nike designer Tinker Hatfield originally released the Nike Huarache trainers in 1991. Combining traditional upper materials like leather with neoprene and spandex, Nike revolutionised the trainer world and produced another timeless collection that fans worldwide fell in love with.
The addition of the neoprene upper creates a sock-like dynamic fit within the Huarache shoe, ensuring an ultra-comfortable, flexible fit that moulds to the foot. Utilising more of this modern technology has allowed for Nike to create a new breed of trainer, providing the best possible experience for the wearer. Multiple air-sole units and lightweight cushioning create maximum impact protection, while flexi grooves in the rubber outsole provide flexibility and added durability.
The Huarache range was one of the first where Nike scaled back, announcing in its vintage ad campaign that the trainers were "stripped to the bare essentials." This scaling back even stretched to the stripping away of the trademark Nike Swoosh, which Hatfield and the design team decided distracted from the modern technology enclosed within the shoes.
Now the Nike Huarache trainers have become somewhat of a rare breed, with sneaker collectors around the globe clamouring to get their hands on a pair of these iconic Nike shoes. Originally conceived with inspiration from Native American sandals and the form-fitting nature of water skiing gear, the Nike Huarache trainers fuse the best of classic design inspiration with the ultimate in modern technology. The original Huarache advertisement back in the 90's asked consumers "Have you hugged your foot today?" Over 20 years later, the question still stands.