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6 reasons to buy

  • The premium leather upper according to a few reviewers, gives the sneaker its elevated and premium look.
  • A couple of users are wearing the Nike Air Huarache Drift Premium during workouts as they are satisfied with its comfort.
  • One Nike enthusiast is captivated with the shoe’s design that he owns three pairs in different colorways.  
  • According to a purchaser, it is nice that it comes with an extra set of laces.
  • There are some who have expressed their approval of the sneaker’s distinctive design.
  • Many reviews imply that this Huarache sneaker is an excellent gift for kids.

2 reasons not to buy

  • As per a couple of wearers, the customized lacing enclosure is not practical because it does not deliver a snug fit.
  • One Huarache fan shares that he is not a fan of the straps because it “strangles” his feet after wearing the sneaker for some time.

Bottom line

As one of the most recent updates of the famous Nike shoe line, the running-inspired Nike Air Huarache Drift Premium is bringing a fresh and modern take on the retro Huarache silhouette. In addition to its unique construction, this low-top sneaker features a customized lacing enclosure.

This enclosure has not been well-received by a few wearers as they implied that it does not offer a secure fit. Still, sneakerheads and casual wearers will find this shoe as a must-cop due to its heritage, design, and sufficient support details.

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A top rated sneaker
A top rated Nike sneaker
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This sneaker can be purchased in US men’s sizes. A cleatie construction, adjustable leather strap on the top, and the unique lacing enclosure offer a secure fit. The perforated premium leather upper delivers comfort and a breathable feel.

The Nike Air Huarache Drift Premium is one of the streetwear editions of the classic Air Huarache running shoe. Its combination of premium leather, futuristic-looking lacing system, and vintage design elements of the original model makes this low-top sneaker wearable on various everyday clothing.

Responsive cushioning is guaranteed due to the inclusion of the Air-Sole unit, contoured Phylon, and OrthoLite sockliner on the low-top Nike Air Huarache Drift Premium.

Rubber pods have been strategically-placed for enhanced traction while the rubber cage on the heel and elastic strap offers extra support.   

The Nike Air Huarache Drift Premium lifestyle sneakers came from one of the most prominent shoe lines of Nike. Tinker Hatfield, one of the legends in sneaker history, conceptualized a running sneaker that can be described as “stripped to the bare essentials.” In 1991, the first Huarache model was released.

Probably the most noticeable feature of the Huarache is the absence of the Swoosh logo on the lateral sides of the sneakers. Also, the combination of Lycra and neoprene fabrics on the Huarache has become a staple for Nike shoes since then.

During its three-decade existence, the Huarache has made the transition from running to other sports to casual footwear. Considering its success, it is safe to assume that Nike will only continue to develop and strengthen the Air Huarache’s presence on the market.

  • It is up for grabs in different color schemes including pure platinum/black/racer pink, black/rush violet/rush orange, triple black, white/dark grey/rush rrange, white/hyper grape/black, and white/racer blue/black.
  • This comes with reflective laces.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com