November 24, 2011 BY John Kim / 10
The horizon has changed for Nike Sportswear over the last few years. Hybrid models, once the occasional experiment, have become a relative norm. The Nike Air Huarache Basketball 2012 revisits the original Nike Air Huarache Basketball, which slimmed down its curb weight by removing pieces from the upper (yep, that’s why there’s that big window by the ankle) and utilized a inner bootie for a lock-down fit, but clearly there’s something afoot; can Nike Free support the ground and pound a basketball player puts on his feet? The Huarache Basketball 2012 is definitely something old and something new, something borrowed and, in for tomorrow’s big shopping day, something black. The Black/Italy Blue colorway is hitting stores tomorrow, with 21 Mercer reporting just 121 pairs for an exclusive release. Check out the detailed images courtesy of FRESHNESS and let us know if this redone classic strikes the right note.
Nike Air Huarache Basketball 2012
I'm glad its not the white/purple/blue colorway coming out first. I like those much more than the black/blue colorway. I am sure the Free soles will be good enough to play in, but only way the these shoes would be better is zoom air; front and back.
loving the og haurache comeback, but i'm getting absolutely sick of nike dripping quickstrike colorways as first drops. float some general releases out into the wild so i can know how they feel so i don't have to hunt down or camp out for a pair of shoes i won't want to wear.