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  • 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

    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

    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
    $130
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Nike Air Huarache Drift SE History

Nike’s techwear menu started to build up during the 1990s through almost cyclic dispatches of the Nike Air Max runners which led to the debut of the aesthetically bold and bodacious Air Huarache. Tinker Hatfield’s beyond-the-square concepts sparked all these advancements in the Swoosh headquarters at that time.

The Nike Air Huarache fired up the running circuits when it arrived with a futuristic, eye-grabbing shape in 1991. Its original form, regarded as one of the weirdest looking sneakers, was a mishmash of South American sandals and form-fitting neoprene waterski boots. Its release was somewhat a gamble of a sort that soon paid off since it was surprisingly comfortable. It did hug the foot, as promised by its catch line, that’s why it was readily embraced back by consumers.

From its successful stint in the running arena, the Air Huarache crossed over to basketball and eventually earned its street cred. One of the revised styles that took inspiration from the Huarache Racer and Huarache International is the Nike Air Huarache Drift. A variation of this model is the Air Huarache Drift SE which beams with updated colors in a minimalist top featuring the Flywire technology.

Nike Air Huarache Drift SE Style

Several fashion-focused brands have been emitting techwear-inspired sneakers bursting with futuristic elements. This propelled Nike to flesh out an updated look for the Air Huarache with the special drop of the Drift version. The Nike Air Huarache Drift SE Wolf Grey/Total Orange/White/Dark Grey and the red counterpart are  garbed with an aesthetically appealing neoprene-hugging upper body and mesh front in wolf grey and red options. You can hook and kink the rope laces through the Flywire cables or go completely laceless. The removable square wings with eyelets that can be clipped on the sides of the shoe are additional lacing options that you can go playful and stylish with.

Fit & Sizing

You can rock the Air Huarache Drift SE by Nike at a true-to-size fit. The pull tabs on the heel and tongue help ankle up the stretchy neoprene bootie. The lacing feature is more for aesthetic purpose only as the foot-hugging upper with heel strap already offers a lockdown fit. This bad boy is being provided in men’s sizes from 6 to 15 US, with half sizes from 6.5 to 12.5 US. Women can pick a format that’s 1.5 lower than their standard sneaker size.

Notable Features

The star feature that keeps this Air Huarache Drift SE by Nike sneaker afloat is its creatively done lacing configuration. It offers a number of ways to get strapped in style with its optional side clips. Adding a bit of spark to this model are the tiny reflective dots speckled on top that give it extra visual interest. The mesh top grants added ventilation to this foot-hugging kick, while the gore band on the rear side decreases the chances of heel aches since it flexes as the feet moves.

Additional Info

  • The low-top Nike Air Huarache Drift SE has fuse overlays on the toe.
  • This kick comes with a lightweight Phylon midsole and encapsulated Nike Air cushioning.
  • Its outsole features the same triangular rubber tread pattern on high wear areas as seen in the other versions of the Air Huarache.
  • The Air Huarache rubber patch is displayed on the tongue.

 


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