Who should buy the Nike Air Huarache Drift

This low-cut running-inspired Nike sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You are after a sneaker with rubber pods on the outsole for superb grip
  • You want a shoe with flex grooves on the forefoot for more flexibility

Nike Air Huarache Drift Logo

Style of the Nike Air Huarache Drift

The low-top Nike Air Huarache Drift goes excellent with jogger pants, the most standard outfit to pair the Nike Huarache Drift with. The unique pair of shoes add sophistication and elevates one’s style when it is paired with skinny jeans and denim shorts.

Nike Air Huarache Drift Upper

For women, jogging pants go well with the Nike Air Huarache Drift and gives off a sporty yet casual look. Great for that everyday outfit, those who are more daring can try these on for semi-formal or semi-casual events.

Notable Features

These men’s Nike Air Huarache Drift can run as casual shoes with one notable feature being the classic silhouette showcased in the Air Huarache Drift providing a striking feature for the shoe. This kick's over 27-year old profile has been loved on the hard courts and on the city streets for its simple yet technically updated elements.

Nike Air Huarache Drift Tongue

The Drift iteration retained most of the DNA of its predecessor and updated with the looped lace holders for enhanced secured hold. The brand also updated the midfoot strap and made it detachable to adjust to one's preferred comfort.

Nike Air Huarache Drift Mid sole

As a mainstay in the Huarache line, the low tops' sock-like construction offers flexibility and a good fit with a comfortable slip-on feel. This feature has remained a key part of many variations of Huarache design, making it an integral part of the Nike Huarache Drift's identity.

Nike Air Huarache Drift Insole

History of the The low-top Nike Air Huarache Drift

The Nike Air Huarache sneaker was unveiled in the early 90s and was designed by Tinker Hatfield, a veteran shoe designer. The Swoosh was hesitant to introduce this model to the market as it showcased a profile that is way ahead of its time. Nevertheless, hundreds of runners demanded the release of this pair after its test run in the early 90s.

Nike Air Huarache Drift Outsole

The Huarache carried the theme "Stripped to Bare Essential" to let the technology of the shoe stand out. The Nike Swoosh branding was even stripped off to stay as authentic as possible to the mantra of this model.

Nike Air Huarache Drift Collar

Its brand combined the neoprene and spandex sock on the upper to produce a "Huarache fit." This shoe was soon tagged as the purest performance sneaker ever designed. This model has effortlessly earned its status as an icon in the basketball courts and into the streets.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Huarache
Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Huarache, Nike Flywire, Nike Air
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole, Neoprene / Fabric

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