The Nike Huarache is another of those timeless Nike collections that we have Tinker Hatfield to thank for. The sneaker appeared in 1991 in the form of the Nike Air Huarache, that runner that was one of the earliest examples of Nike will-fully creating a sneaker that was “stripped to the bare essentials”.
Tinker and his team scaled back the Swoosh coverage to create something that could better rest on the laurels of its technology. That technology was one that actually was in danger of not making it to retail at one point in production; the legend goes that Nike was weary of bringing the model to market, but a test run sold at the NYC Marathon in the early 90s which had athletes alike fixated on the silhouette. Thus, in turn being given the greenlight.
Although initially inspired by water-skiing (Tinker loved the neoprene fit from there and borrowed it for his creation) the ‘Escape’ edition didn’t come to market until 2003. Now with the re-issue beckoning, we can take a further look at the outdoor-inspired Escape iteration of the Air Huarache.
Done in a Bisque, Storm Grey, Rope, and Black color scheme. this version of the model starts off with a Grey neoprene bootie paired with the Green hue noted on the tongue and ankle region of the upper.
Two shades of Earthy Brown appear on the leather overlays and toe box respectively. A translucent Black supportive ankle strap add some contrast to the upper.
Finishing details include White laces, a White midsole and Black rubber outsole.