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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Most of the users described the Huarache Ultra Breathe as very trendy and has a stylish design.
  • The durability of Nike Air Huarache Ultra Breathe was admired by many long time users.
  • Most of the wearers applauded the comfort this shoe provides.
  • Some said this is a perfect shoe for running, or even spending a long day on your feet because it was packed with a lot of cushioning.
  • Available in multiple colorways.
  • A handful of reviewers said these are incredibly comfortable.
  • People with wide feet commended this shoe. This fitted them perfectly.
  • Extremely lightweight, said some users.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Most users frowned at the slightly expensive price of this pair.
  • Most of the critics revealed that the Air Huarache Ultra Breathe runs small to its size.
  • Some criticized the big plastic-looking thing on the side of the shoe.
  • One reviewer said that he would not recommend this for running as the heel feels a bit heavy.

Bottom line

The Nike Air Huarache Ultra Breathe is a reinterpretation of the Classic Huarache using Nike Tech Ultramesh for optimum airflow using less mass. Nike also used Flywire cables that provide lockdown support, an outsole with waffle inspired pattern for supreme traction and flex grooves to allow natural movements of the wearer. The rubber heel strap with neoprene collar gives a futuristic statement. Taking into account all the pros the Huarache Ultra Breathe performs and the price point of $130, this pair is worth every penny.


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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.

Nike Air Huarache Ultra Breathe Style

The Nike Air Huarache Ultra Breathe carries the DNA of the iconic 1991 Huarache- logo, bootie 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.

Fit & Sizing

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 medium width where the women can choose from sizes 5-11.5 US while men can pick sizes between 6 to 14 US.

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.

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.