Size and fit

The Nike Air Huarache Ultra Breathe is focused on serving its wearer comfort, flexibility and ease of entry thus giving the feet that foot-hugging feel. The Ultra Breathe is being delivered with lightweight Air-Sole cushioning that is responsible for utmost comfort. This pair is being offered in women’s and men’s size ranges. 

Nike Air Huarache Ultra Breathe Style

The Nike Air Huarache Ultra Breathe carries the DNA of the iconic 1991 Huarache- logo, cleatie construction, heels with dots and stabilizer- but with reinterpreted exoskeleton-like features. It offers its wearers superior comfort and comes in various colorways.

The Ultra Breathe has a very featherweight feel and is considered a very versatile shoe that is great for the workout or casual clothes.  When wearing the Air Huarache Ultra Breathe, do it with loads of confidence as this pair has unconventional design.  Most users sport this pair using either jeans, short or jogger with graphic tees or hoodies and usually finishing it with a cap.

Notable Features

The most notable feature of the Air Huarache Ultra Breathe is the presence of classic 90s design with Nike Tech breathable mesh that is responsible for lightness and maximum air circulation of this shoe.

Another notable feature is the existence of the rubber, thermoplastic strap with neoprene collar in the ankle area, which was derived from the very first Huarache. Nike used the upgraded next generation Flywire cord to deliver optimum lockdown and intact fit.

Nike Air Huarache Ultra Breathe History

Nike has been known to continuously innovate technology to present all the athletes and its wearers high-performance gears. The Nike Huarache was introduced in 1991 as an indispensable departure from modern shoe design. It was fabricated by Tinker Hatfield, the same person who created the Air Jordan.  At first, Nike was hesitant to introduce Huarache to the market, but runners clamored for this pair during the test run in the early 90s.

In 1991, the Huarache debuted in the market as a water-skiing inspired sneaker and eventually jumped to the running category. After releasing the Original Huarache, Nike later on released strings of Huarache trainers that feature the inner sock that the Huarache is most famous for.  From then on, several celebrities were seen wearing the Huarache on television, such as Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Johnson.

The first Huarache released was made of neoprene and spandex sock located in the upper. It literally hugged the foot of the wearer with Nike air unit and thermoplastic strap on the heel, thus giving birth to the comfort only Huarache can deliver.  Reviewers tagged the Huarache as one of the cleanest and freshest designs ever produced.

Nike was able to release various models of Huarache trainers over the years to keep up with the modern style. They released Basketball, International, Burst, Cross Trainer, Triax and The Racer models. Until today, Nike Air Huarache still bears the tag as one of the comfiest shoes Nike has ever released.  In December 2015, the Air Huarache Ultra Breathe was released keeping the classic 90s look with the cooling Nike Tech breathable mesh upper.

Additional Info

  • The retro inspired style has breathable mesh the Nike Ultra Mesh upper that results to lightness and optimum ventilation.
  • Foam sole with lightweight Air-Sole cushioning for comfort
  • Durable rubber waffle-inspired outsole for traction.
  • The Flywire cables of the Huarache Ultra Breathe are located internally to deliver secure support.


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