Nike Air Huarache

Nike Air Huarache

Its innovative design and fit were incredible: the exposed sock and minimal upper were the only visible technologies. This was called the "Huarache fit" and was at the heart of the Air Huarache's appeal. The combination of the stretch grip neoprene and Spandex provided a foot-hugging fit. The inspiration for the concept of the "Huarache fit" came from the old Native American sandal called Huarache. Zhe only Nike branding on the running shoe was the large "Nike" lettering on the rubber heel strap. Nike also produced limited edition versions of the Air huarache in 1992. They came in earth-toned colours with addition of a nubuck upper, which made this version ideal for the winter climate. This was the last in the series of colourways of the Air Huarache in the 90s. In 2000, the Air Huarache in the original green/royal blue colourway hit the market once more.

(from "SNEAKERS- The Complete Collector's Guide")