Verdict from 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • The Nike Air Huarache SD is a comfortable pair, based on most reviewers’ opinions.
  • Majority of the reviewers adored this sneaker’s style.
  • It is offered in a number of colorway options.
  • Several purchasers especially liked this pair’s suede upper upgrade as it enhanced its overall durability.
  • Plenty of wearers were delighted that they receive compliments whenever they opt for this kick.
  • The sneaker is lightweight.
  • A number of buyers deem this shoe to be an excellent product that’s worth their money.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Almost all of the shoe users suggested going half a size up as the Nike Air Huarache SD fits smaller than expected.
  • Some wearers said that the shoe isn’t that breathable.

Bottom line

Building on the very popular Air Huarache line, Nike continues to dish out newer variations through renewed upper materials and additional colorway options. The Nike Air Huarache SD retains the original silhouette, which still provides its predecessor's time-tested comfort and support.

However, this model boasts of a more durable suede upper construction that also provides a more premium look. For its proven comfort, durability, rich history, fancier construct, and reasonable price tag, the Air Huarache SD could be a great addition to your sneaker rotation.

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Good to know

The Nike Air Huarache SD is available in men’s and women's sizes. It is made to fit accordingly, however, this kick is reported to fit smaller than usual, and reviewers have recommended going half a size up.

The shoe utilizes a neoprene sock that functions like a slip-on, while suede overlays and a lace-up closure provide reinforcements and adjustable lockdown fit respectively.

Outfitted in the range’s recognizable and iconic silhouette, the Nike Air Huarache SD displays a time-tested and futuristic yet timeless appeal that could add oomph to any outfit. Its upgraded suede upper and fresh and new colorways provide a premium look to its legendary design while its low-top profile makes for an easy kick to pair with a wide range of ensembles.

Women have been seen wearing the Nike Air Huarache Run SD shoes with skirts, leggings and skinny jeans. Men pair these versatile kicks with almost any casual staple – from jeans to shorts and joggers this kick could complement your laidback ensemble.

This sneaker's iconic design is one of its notable features but what sets the Nike Air Huarache SD apart from the rest of its siblings is the addition of suede overlays. This modification offers added durability, reinforcements, and stylish texture to the shoe. Moreover, unique colorways enhance its appeal.

First introduced in 1991, the Nike Air Huarache was met with great fervor as it was marketed as a futuristic running sneaker. Designed by the brand's most known designer, Tinker Hatfield drew inspiration from water skiing gear to achieve a foot-hugging design for the upper with exoskeleton cages for a comfortable and supportive fit. Hatfield's use of the combination of neoprene and spandex sock materials with leather outer cages were considered innovative, as it was never used before.

Not long after its debut, the Nike Air Huarache paved the way for a series of Huarache sneaker models with various purposes. Huarache versions released include Basketball, International, Cross Trainers, high-performance Racers, and Burst models. Moreover, famous personalities such as Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Johnson have worn the shoe and have gained its iconic status ever since.

In 2000, the Swoosh brand decided to put the Huarache range back on the shelves by reissuing it in its original green/royal blue colorway. It was reintroduced with great fanfare and has since been released in countless variations. One of them is the Nike Air Huarache SD which retains the original silhouette but is now constructed with suede overlays for enhanced durability and aesthetic. Some of its colorways are the following: Mushroom / Sail / Gum Light Brown / Light Bone, Gym Red / Gum Light Brown, Particle Pink/ Mushroom / Sail, Black / Deep Green / Sail / Gum Light Brown, Diffused Blue, and Rainbow.

  • It is available in Medium width.
  • Some retailers refer to it as the Nike Air Huarache Run SD or the Nike Wmns Air Huarache SD.
  • Perforation detailing are placed on the toebox for better breathability.


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