Who should buy the Nike Air Huarache SE

This sporty Nike Air sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You are after a shoe with great support inspired by running
  • You want a customizable sneaker that matches performance and streetwear

Nike Air Huarache SE Logo

Style of the Nike Air Huarache

The lasting impression made by the Nike Air Huarache is very much identifiable in the SE version. While the timeless appeal is evident, the new and vibrant colours provide a more updated allure for those who are looking for a sneaker that is versatile enough to mix the old and new.

Notable Features

Pretty much the biggest giveaway about the Huarache SE is the huge external heel counter. This is the biggest point of contention among hordes or Huarache fans through the years. As divisive as it is, it is also one of the reasons why this silhouette is easily one of the most recognizable in the world.

Nike Air Huarache SE Heel

The heel counter was designed to give support and a lockdown feel in the heel section. As the shoe has taken on a very streetwear style, different variations and iterations of the Huarache has used different color schemes to either hide or to bring out the best of this external heel counter.

Nike Air Huarache SE Laces

Inside the shoe is another notable feature that is not readily apparent. The cleatie-style construction creates a snug, but comfortable feel. It is also one of the key concepts in the Huarache that almost all fans have always loved since it was first released.

Nike Air Huarache SE Cleatie

History of Nike Air Huarache

Tinker Hatfield’s undying Nike Air Huarache was introduced to an overawed sneaker world in 1991. The iconic designer took inspiration from water skiing to come up with a foot-hugging fit that is still incredibly comfortable and supportive. To pull this off, he used a neoprene and spandex sock that was never previously used as a combination before.

Nike Air Huarache SE Midsole

Since the shoe was geared towards running, the opinion-dividing and very prominent external heel strap became a much-loved feature by those who need support. Coupled with the full-length Phylon midsole, and people suddenly have a very innovative and visually enticing sneaker at their disposal.

Nike Air Huarache SE Tongue

Nike started expanding the Huarache line through its Cross Trainer, Burst, Basketball, and Racer models. The Huarache fever easily spread from the running world to the various disciplines with the release of these new models.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Huarache
Style: Dad, Retro, Sporty, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Huarache, Nike Air
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, Denim / Fabric

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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.