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Nike AIR HUARACHE LE rare og QS

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About Nike Huarache UK 7

Nike is a sportswear brand and a multinational corporation based in Oregon. Originally called Blue Ribbon Sports, it was set up in 1964 by track athlete Philip Knight and coach Bill Bowerman to sell Onitsuka Tiger shoes at race meetings. In 1966 the business moved from Knight's car to a small shop, and was soon expanding. In 1971 it would reinvent itself as Nike, after the Greek Goddess of Victory, and introduce the iconic 'swoosh' logo. By 1980 it had half the American sports shoe market, and began to expand beyond running shoes into other sports. The Nike Air system was introduced in 1987. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, whose original involvement with the company had been as an architect, it is a proprietary impact cushioning system using encapsulated air. The Huarache followed in 1991. This revolutionary trainer's original design was inspired by traditional Mexican sandals worn by peasants, monks and hippies. The classic Huarache has a neoprene inner sock which achieves the sort of personal adjustment-to-fit offered by its woven leather namesake, with Phylon cushioned midsole and Nike Air shock absorption. Nike Huarache designs have since diversified widely, and are available for men or women for a range of sports including Basketball, Lacrosse and Baseball as well as for fashion street wear. A designated shoe size can vary depending on whether the shoe is sold as for a man or a woman. A man's UK 7 is similar to a woman's 6 1/2, or a European 40. A woman's UK 7 is more like a man's 7 1/2, and nearer to a European 41.