Size and fit

The Nike LD Victory is available in both men’s and women’s sizing. Many users recommend going half a size up for some ample wiggle room, particularly for wide-feet wearers, or those who prefer using socks with this. 

Crafted with a snug bootie construction, this sport-inspired trainer is typically close-fitting. The textile upper and the gore heel strap combination allows more flexibility and comfort for all-day wear.

Nike LD Victory Style

Plenty of the running-inspired shoes from Nike can take an urban beating, and the LD Victory is no exception.

  • A pair of denim jeans, a simple shirt, and some all-black pair of LD Victory on feet, and one can go about their work without worrying about swollen feet at the end of the day.
  • Adventurers can tirelessly explore as many sights their feet can take them with some uber comfortable pair of these Huarache-inspired trainers.

Notable Features

One minute detail this version tweaked from its base model is the heel strap. While the Air Huarache has the hard rubber heel strap, Nike switched it to an elastic strip on this release for more flexibility and ease.

Strategically placed leather overlays allow the textile upper to give ample ventilation to the feet. Padded tongue and collar give more stable support and cushion.

Nike LD Victory History

The popular Nike Air Huarache, the inspiration for the Nike LD Victory, came out in 1991 as a running shoe. The original Huarache was made of neoprene fabric and spandex inner socks that hugs and contours the feet of the wearer, giving it a more customized fit. 

Giving the user more freedom is the well-thought-of placement of reinforcements that designer Tinker Hatfield deemed necessary. The result is a lightweight, personalized shoe that became famous among the running community.

Over the years, Nike has released many versions of this shoe, like the Nike Air Huarache Drift, Nike Huarache EDGE. Technically, not belonging to the Huarache collection, the LD Victory is a good doppelganger of such, which is crafted more to fit the street style and practical wear that can withstand a daily beating.

Nice to know

  • Rubber clips on the heel sidewalls provide added stability.
  • Nike branding is on the gore strap and tongue.

Facts / Specs

Style: Dad, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, EVA
Technology: Phylon
Season: Spring, Summer

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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.