The Huarache line first burst onto the scene in 1991 as a runner called the Nike Air Huarache. It was unique to its time, a shoe that wanted limited branding so we could focus on the amazing technology incorporated into the sneaker. It became a sensation overnight, further cementing Tinker Hatfield as one of the most legendary sneaker designers of all time. Nearly 25 years later and the tech is still going strong. Coming back at Champs Sports in two different colorways—all black and black and red–is the latest variation, the Nike Air Huarache Utility.
The Huarache’s popularity stems from its versatility. Not only can it function as both performance footwear and as a central lifestyle piece for any streetwear look at almost any point in the calendar year (though summer is for sure the best), the shoe’s appeal also extends to both men and women. Sure, there are a number of male sneaker collectors out there that pride themselves on having the best of the best. But the females love the Huarache just as much. In fact, ask just about anyone killing the game right now and they’ll tell you this shoe is a must for any serious collection.
The lightweight Huarache Utility is an updated look with a Dynamic Flywire lace system and a slip-on option that traces its roots only as far back as this year. The original Huarache, however, has a deep history with sneakerheads. One of Nike’s most infamous designs, the Huarache is coming back now with another makeover, so don’t miss out.