Like the Flyknit, Flywire, and Air technologies proceeding it, the Nike Huarache platform was born in performance running and swiftly applied to other sport categories.
Designed under the lens of reduction, the Huarache platform was one of Nike’s earliest attempts to give athletes exactly what they need to perform and nothing more.
Twenty-three years after the debut of the Air Huarache, Nike Sportswear reintroduces shoes that combine the functionality of South American sandals and the fit of neoprene waterski boots – the Air Huarache Trainer.
Having successfully created a basketball rendition of the Huarache, legendary designers Tinker Hatfield and Eric Avar set out to create a cross-training shoe as well. The upper utilised a similar exoskeleton-innersleeve combination — with one addition.
Recognising the need for superior lockdown during resistance training and aerobic activities, a mesh strap was added, giving birth to boundary-smashing performance footwear.
The minimalist design of the Huarache dramatically reduced weight and inspired a new generation of Nike footwear designers to create footwear stripped to only the necessary components for elite performance.
Name: Nike Air Trainer Huarache Premium
Colour: White/Dark Emerald-Black-Medium Berry
Style Code: 647591-100
Launch Date: 4th September 2014
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