Facts

  • Top
    Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from
    Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection
    Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    Price
    $130
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Summary

We spent 9.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the buyers were pleased with this model’s comfortable fit and feel.
  • Out of a handful of reviewers, one thought the mesh used on the toe cap was durable and thicker. This person added that it was a bit like the Roshe Ultra’s upper.
  • Most were attracted by the Air Flight Huarache Ultra’s unique and modern look. They also liked that this shoe displayed minimal branding.
  • This version was considered as lightweight and breathable by most of the users.
  • “Dope”, “cool” and “awesome” were words commonly used by satisfied consumers to describe this sneaker’s silhouette.
  • The Nike Air Flight Huarache Ultra felt comfortable out of the box, with or without socks, others observed.
  • According to a few user reviews, this shoe offered good ankle support and traction.
  • Several colorways are being sold at a discounted rate.
  • This product is available in a variety of color schemes.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Out of the few reviews collated about this shoe, one buyer thought the price tag of $130 was too much for this sneaker.
  • Others preferred the old design over this shoe’s slimmed down, modernized silhouette.

Bottom line

Not much buzz was heard about the release of the Nike Air Flight Huarache Ultra. Despite the lack of marketing campaigns, user reviews and on-feet videos, this shoe still caught the attention of some Nike fans and is steadily gaining popularity.

Those who witnessed its preview were enthralled with its unconventional, minimalist design. Reasonably priced, folks who have bought the shoe at its original retail rate were pleased with its comfort level as well as its aesthetics. A significant number, however, choose to resist to buy this underrated product and prefer to purchase it at a marked down price.

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Nike Air Flight Huarache Ultra History

Water skiing footwear and basketball shoes do not have much in common. Tinker Hatfield, known for his creative and ingenious ideas, however, thought otherwise. Happy with how much neoprene water ski shoes felt on foot, Hatfield wanted the same comfort on a basketball shoe. This brilliant idea led to the creation of a timeless classic, the Nike Air Flight Huarache.

Prior to becoming a hoop shoe, the Huarache was first seen in the form of a runner. Launched in the year 1991, the sneaker was made of a mix of Lycra and neoprene fabric. Lightweight and stripped off the famous “Swoosh” branding, its never-before-seen design drew a lot of oohs and ahhs from avid Nike supporters.

A year after, the Air Flight Huarache was born. Crafted with leather and neoprene, players tired of bulky and heavy b-ball shoes were pleased with its lightweight construction. Among those who were captivated with its unique qualities were Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, Jalen Rose, Ray Jackson and Chris Webber, popularly known as Michigan Wolverine’s Fab Five.

Over the years, the Huarache has been revamped and outfitted with various materials, shapes and colors. For the year 2017, we witnessed how this shoe's classic silhouette evolved into something modern and futuristic. Reinvented to meet modern-day consumers’ needs and demands, the Nike Air Flight Huarache has also been given the Ultra treatment.

Making its presence known in April 2017 and released a month after, the Nike Air Flight Huarache Ultra sported the classic Lyon Blue and Bold Berry colorway. It also carried the famous heel caging. Unlike its predecessors, this rendition showed off a reworked, translucent outsole and a lightweight midsole as well as an upgraded lacing system.

Nike Air Flight Huarache Ultra Style

Unusual and distinct, the Air Flight Huarache Ultra’s design surely is an acquired taste. Those who do appreciate its beauty gain recognition for the shoe’s unique yet modern and fashion-forward aesthetics.

This lifestyle sneaker is available in neutral and vibrant tones. All of which can be paired with tapered jeans and cuffed joggers.

Fit & Sizing

Originally created as a hoop shoe, the Air Flight Huarache Ultra’s bootie-like upper provides adaptive fit without compromising support. Built for men, these kicks are available in sizes 6-15. It commonly runs true to size.

Notable Features

Overhauled to adopt the brand’s famous Ultra construction, this casual shoe is made of neoprene from midfoot to heel and a Jacquard knit toe box. These provide enhanced breathability and durability. The bottom features Nike’s lightweight Ultra midsole and a durable “flex-bottom” outsole. The former offers responsive cushioning while the latter provides multi-directional traction.

To complete the look, the familiar Huarache leather heel cage with cut-out ankle detailing is added. These offer additional support, stability, not to mention improved ventilation.

Additional Info

  • For a secure and snug fit, a no-tie, drawstring lacing system is added. This includes two-toned rope laces.
  • The neoprene inner sleeves and padded insoles improve the Nike Air Flight Huarache Ultra’s in-shoe feel.
  • Other distinguishable features are the enlarged tongue and the subtle Nike branding found on the leather heel tab.
  • Some of the models display an N7 logo on the lateral side. These editions are included in Nike’s N7 Collection for the year 2017. Established to celebrate Native American and Aboriginal heritage, this collection supports the N7 fund. N7 fund was organized in 2009 with the aim to provide grants as well as sports and physical programs to communities of Native American and Aboriginal origin.