Size and fit

The Nike Hakata is available in US men’s sizes. Its upper is made up of a single piece of neoprene that delivers a seamless and sock-like fit.

Nike Hakata Style

With its modest silhouette and pristine colorways, men and women will find no issues when matching the Nike Hakata with their collection of casual clothing. Whether on jeans or shorts, this sneaker will fit seamlessly because of its versatile style. While doing summer activities or just doing everyday errands, opting for the Nike Hakata makes sense.

Notable Features

Built to provide optimal comfort and lightweight feel, the Nike Hakata offers hassle-free wear. Its lightweight foam insole delivers great cushioning while the Dual Fusion Lunarlon on the midsole allows for natural foot maneuvers. On its outsole, the hot knifed IU follows the movement of the foot, allowing wearers to flex without stress. 

Nike Hakata History

Since the 60s, Nike has been in the sneaker business but was operating under a different name, Blue Ribbon Sports company. It all started when Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight were determined to supply quality running shoes to America. Back then, the market was mostly dominated by Adidas. The company initially thought that for them to compete with the other established brands is to offer affordable and high-quality running sneakers.

Nike was dwarfed by its more significant name competitors when it started manufacturing its own products. Everything changed when it managed to sign the athlete who will be crowned worldwide as the greatest basketball player of all time. In a span of a decade or so after 1984, Jordan almost singlehandedly established the sneaker culture, which still stands today. Fortunately for Nike, Jordan’s success on the court translate to the success of its brand.

Fast-forward to today, Nike is at the top of its game when it comes to lifestyle sneakers. Its extensive collection of shoe lines are loved by both casual fans and sneakerheads. As Nike looks forward to maintaining its status quo of dominance in the sneaker industry, its catalog of lifestyle offerings will only continue to expand. One of the more recent additions to the collection is the Nike Hakata, which delivers a modern simplistic design and can be utilized for all-day wear.

Additional Info

  • Its midsole is durable enough to be a double of the outsole.
  • Hakata or Hakata-ku is a place in Japan.
  • The price for this sneaker on the official Nike site and other shopping sites is approximately $80.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Colorways: Black / Grey / Blue / Red / Green
SKUs: AJ8879003 / AJ8879004 / AJ8879005 / AJ8879300 / AJ8879601 / AJ8880003 / AJ8880004 / AJ8880400 / AQ9336001

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Author
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.