Every true sneakerhead should own at least one pair of the Nike Huarache. Born in 1991, courtesy of legendary designer Tinker Hatfield, the shoe is famous for its incredible comfort. Tinker has been at the forefront of many of the industry’s most classic silhouettes ever since he shut the game down with the Air Jordan III, in the process saving Michael Jordan‘s tenure at Nike and perhaps the entire culture in the process. The Huarache isn’t a basketball sneaker — though later editions did dabble in some amazing on-court flavor — but it still boasts tech that’ll have you salivating. All of that probably starts with the neoprene sock-liner (a technology you can see again in detail on the Air Jordan VII).
People may not obsessively collect this shoe the way some people do Jordans, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a timeless classic. In the same way that the Nike Roshe Run was released over two decades later, this runner was originally released as a shoe that’d been stripped down to its essentials. Tinker and his crew toned down the Nike branding to put the focus on the tech and it worked. Everyone from Michael Johnson to Jerry Seinfeld was wearing them.
The shoe is back again at Champs Sports in a number of colorways that’ll have all the fiends jealous. This holiday season will require a lot of things out of you — from school to family to presents to parties to shopping. Make sure copping this sneaker is a priority. Trust us. All sneakerheads love this time of year and these Nike Huarache colorways are a major reason why.
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