August 21, 2012 BY John Kim / 1
Ladies and gentlemen – the first official sneaker collaboration of the 2000s. We can’t pass Nike Collaborations Week without giving props to the partnership that sparked the massive flame of the early part of the last decade, so for tonight’s Classics Revisited, let’s zero in on one of the hardest-to-find sneakers Stussy ever worked on – the Nike Air Huarache of 2000. The idea was pretty simple; Fraser Cooke of Nike hit up Michael Koppleman of Stussy to select a favorite running sneaker and create two great colorways, and what resulted was a no-frills product that started a trend of collaborations that only got more and more descript as the years went by. The shoes were released in the London chapter store in very limited quantities, but the Huaraches were obviously just the beginning of an unbreakable friendship, because Nike and Stussy followed up with ten more releases. Yes – ten: Dunks, Court Forces, Blazers – you name it, Stussy’s done it, and they’ve done it like none other. If you have the Stussy x Nike Air Huarache LE in your stash, you deserve major props.
Stussy x Nike Air Huarache LE
Desert Oak/Reed Light Straw
Dark Olive/White-Varsity Maize-Ivory