May 16, 2012 BY John Kim / 1
The label HUF is one that you’ve probably heard of – not just from sneaker circles, but among the most well-known skate/streetwear brands of the last generation. NYC-native Keith Hufnagel opened up HUF’s doors in August 2002 and has gone on to become one of the icons of the ‘collaboration’, working frequently with Nike on various footwear classics like the skate-equipped Dunk High and Air Trainer 1 as well as a few other Air Maxes while coining the term ‘Hufquake’ in the process. The debut of the HUF x Nike partnership was this memorable Air Max 1, which featured a Grey/Green colorway and Black/Green laces; the version you see here is a Hyperstrike/Friends & Family version with just 24 pairs in circulation, and featured a number of distinguishing features from the released version with the stitched San Franciscan skyline, the perforated leather toe-box, and the custom baseball-inspired insole.
Aside from the rare Hyperstrike version were a few scrapped samples that featured the same color-blocking, but with orange and pink instead of the Dark Apple green seen here – both of which continue to circulate and turn heads whenever they surface. HUF continues to be a mainstay in the apparel and footwear game with its original product line and ongoing collaborations with a slew of other footwear labels, so revisiting one of the earliest stateside Air Max 1 collaborations was certainly a no-brainer on our part. Continue reading for a detailed gallery of the HUF x Nike Air Max 1 and stay tuned to Sneaker News because we’ve got more AM1 goodies headed your way in Classics Revisited!
HUF x Nike Air Max 1
Anthracite/Dark Apple-Medium Grey