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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
    $140
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Nike Air Humara 17 QS History

It’s either Nike has a secret compartment for storing a copious amount of luck, or they already had the untapped knowledge to foresee the future. What is discussed here is the Oregon company’s capacity to hire a person who turns out to be a blessing in disguise in the future. One prime example of this serendipity is the acquisition of Peter Fogg, the father of the Nike Air Humara series.

If one would ask Fogg on what his favorite model is, he would confidently say the Nike Air Humara not only because it was his first baby. The Air Humara was released in 1997 with a controversial background story to couple it with. To make things simple, some developers didn’t like it, but the marketing saw a spark in it thus Fogg was thankful it was still released.

The Humara’s name pays homage to the Tarahumara tribe who runs barefoot in the mountain ranges of North-Western Mexico, but its design cues take a different toll. The lines on its upper are drawn from the cues of a motorcycle’s wheel and front disc brake and Fogg’s previous line of work which was designing airplane interiors.

Twenty years since its birth, the avant-garde silhouette saw again the light of day via Nike’s collaboration with Supreme. The Supreme x Nike Air Humara 17 features never before seen colors like, for example, the “Fire Pink” edition. The success of Supreme digging into the Nike archives enabled the Air Humara to be released generally to the public hence the Nike Air Humara 17 and the Nike Air Humara 17 QS were introduced.

Nike Air Humara 17 QS Style

Anything that can accentuate the whole silhouette of the Nike Air Humara 17 QS is acceptable like cropped pants or folded up jeans. It is essential to showcase the busy image of the low top sneaker with non-hindering apparel.

Fit & Sizing

The sizing for the Nike Air Humara 17 QS offers a generous range from 6 to 15 which are all constructed in D medium widths. The extensive lace lockdown system provides ample snugging at the vamp which is coupled by a cushioning duo of Zoom Air and an encapsulated Air-Sole unit at the heel.

Notable Features

The Nike Sportswear Air Humara 17 QS shines in the iconic colorway of the past called the Blue Spark. Its underlays shine in a silver hue while Blue Spark details outline the overlays and a carotene Swoosh completes the look.

Additional Info

  • The Nike Air Humara 17 QS Blue Spark colorway was a retro of the original release in 1996.
  • The lace lockdown is supported by a webbing support system which extends from the mid shank.
  • The uppers are composed of mesh with leather overlays.
  • The shoe contains reflective detailing for safety during low light conditions.
  • Durable rubber treads with a rugged outsole pattern administer superb grip and traction.
  • Grooves on the forefoot allow natural flexibility.
  • The sneaker retails at $140.
  • It also comes in an Elemental Gold/Fierce Purple

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