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The Nike Air Huarache Run Premium Zip is offered as a men’s shoe but ladies could essentially pick a pair up too due to its unisex design. Sizes range from men’s 3.5 to 15 and women who fancy a cop should go 1.5 sizes down from their normal shoe size. This sneaker’s cleatie construction is made to fit accordingly.

Outfitted with a contemporary zip update that expands the tongue when opened, the Nike Air Huarache Run Premium Zip trainer offers several stylish ways to rock. Shoe users can wear the shoe zipped up, laced, or completely undone. For loud outfits such as bright color themed outfits or if you’re going for a printed top, zipping and lacing this shoe up could balance your look instantly. But for simple and plain outfits such as sweatpants and denim, leaving the closures undone could easily add oomph to your ensemble.

Besides the iconic Huarache design of inner cleatie and external cage, this pair’s main feature is its zipper update on the tongue. Once opened, it reveals hidden branding and gusseted tongue. It is also equipped with Air Sole units and CushLon foams for that springy and supportive cushioning.

First marketed as a futuristic running sneaker in 1991, the Nike Air Huarache is definitely considered as a model that’s ahead of its time as it remains relevant and sought after even today. A by-product of Nike’s most famous designer Tinker Hatfield, this shoe took inspiration from water ski footwear to mimic its foot-hugging upper design that utilizes exoskeleton cages. Huarache’s use of combinational construct using neoprene, spandex, and leather outer cages was considered genius and new as it was never heard of before.

The Nike Air Huaraches shoes’ debut was received with so much fervor and became such as a success that it paved the way for endless iterations built for different purposes. Versions of the Huarache include basketball, cross trainers, racers, and many more. Also, the shoe has been spotted around the world being worn by celebrities such as Michale Johnson, Drake, and Jerry Seinfeld solidifying its status in the sneaker world.

One of the many versions of the Huarache is the Nike Air Huarache Run Premium Zip. This shoe retains all of the Huarache’s signature design elements but updated with a modern zip design on the tongue. Check it out in the following colorways: Bright Citron, Indigo Burst, and Black.

  • Heel pull-tabs act as aids for easier on and off.
  • The cushioned cleatie is crafted from a combination of mesh, neoprene, and spandex as its underlays with leather overlays for added structure.
  • The outer cage is made from a combination of rubber and thermoplastic hardware.


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