November 3, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 13
Bringing back a twenty-one year-old retro runner and applying a barefoot-mimicking sole isn’t all that crazy an idea in and of itself, but when you start talking about that same shoe’s basketball-oriented cousin doing that very same thing, that’s when things start to get a bit dicey. But given its reputation for having taken a traditional sandal design’s approach to minimally-material ankle support, it makes sense that we’d see Huarache and Free technologies united. The Nike Air Huarache Free Basketball 2012 becomes the first court kicks to offer this level of ‘natural’ feel, this application of one of the original colorways support for the old saying about things changing while they stay the same. Will you be brave enough to play basketball barefoot when these hit retailers later this month? Click through for a preview of what’s in store and stick with Sneaker News for all the Huarache Free 2012 release dates. via Kenlu
Man, these are really beautiful! Better than any other classic shoes modified with new Nike technology.
I was mad at first but after seeing more pics the sole dont look bad at all so its a robo cop for me....
an aqua green accent on the outsole (like the OGs) woulda been nice, but still a def cop for me. now if only they can throw zoom and a carbon shank in these somehow, they would be perfect.
str8 crack....most of the time i hate when nike does something a retro but these are def. on point..perfect execution by the one and only nike