Who should buy the Nike Air Huarache Premium

In 2016, Nike came up with a high-quality composition of this shoe, the low-top Air Huarache Premium, keeping the bare essentials of its original form. This is a must-buy if you want:

  • A shoe with an unusual look but made of high-quality materials
  • A slip-on sneaker that gives the foot more ease when wearing

Nike Air Huarache Premium laces

Nike Air Huarache Premium Style

The low-top Air Huarache Premium finds its home with sneaker enthusiasts as its sporty and fashionable profile is an attraction to them. Although this edition has varied feminine and masculine styles, it has been found to be more favorable among women consumers. It has a combined neoprene lining that contours to the shape of the foot and premium materials on the upper, highlighted by the heel counter that supports the rear side of the shoe. This style pumps up any casual clothing -- from shorts, tapered pants, rolled-up skinnies, and any length of the skirt.

Nike Air Huarache Premium upper

Padded tongue

Its padded tongue has perforations that enhance the sneaker’s comfort and breathability.

Nike Air Huarache Premium collar

Stable heel counter

The heel counter, or the strap that stretches from the rear end of the shoe towards the midfoot, offers a supportive and stable fit.

Nike Air Huarache Premium heel counter

Durable rubber outsole

The durable rubber outsole has pods strategically placed in high-wear areas for strength and grip. The waffle tread pattern on the outsole offers good traction.

Nike Air Huarache Premium outsole

Phylon foam midsole

The Air sole units lie on a bed of lightweight and responsive Phylon foam midsole.

Nike Air Huarache Premium midsole

Nike Air Huarache Premium History

In 2016, Nike came up with a high-quality composition, the low-top Air Huarache Premium. This trainer is like a fusion of sandal and cleatie. Huaraches are actually traditional Mexican sandals with pre-Columbian origin used for everyday wear, which eventually became popular in the US market.

In the following years, Nike came up with more varieties of this sock-like trainer with the same cushioned Air unit in the sole. One of which is the Air Huarache International, an improved version of the OG dropped in 1992.

Nike Air Huarache Premium heel

Nike released two other performance-oriented selections of the Huarache that same year, such as the Air Tech Challenge Huarache and the Air Dynamic Flight. The Air Huarache’s reappearance starting in 2014 dressed in bolder colors, materials, and textures thrilled even the non-hardcore sneakerheads who welcomed the low-top Air Huarache’s avant-garde style as a refreshing option to pair with their casual get up. 

In 2016, Nike went back to the very core of this shoe and introduced a more sophisticated and elegant-looking version, the Air Huarache Premium. The premium composition of this versatile, easy-to-wear sneaker elevates its quality and fashion appeal to a very high level, much to the delight even of several personalities.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Huarache
Style: Dad, Retro, Sporty, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Huarache, Nike Air
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.