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Nike Huarache History: The Evolution of Tinker’s Neoprene Sneakers

March 5th, 2014 by | 31 comments

nike huarache history Nike Huarache History: The Evolution of Tinkers Neoprene Sneakers

The Nike Huarache line is another of those timeless Nike collections that we have Tinker Hatfield to thank for. The sneakers first landed back in 1991 in the form of the Nike Air Huarache, that runner that was one of the earliest examples of Nike willfully creating a sneaker that was “stripped to the bare essentials”, as the vintage ad copy claims. That stripping also manifested in the branding used – Tinker and co. scaled back the Swoosh coverage to create something that could better rest on the laurels of its technology. That technology was one that actually was in danger of not making it to retail at one point in production; the legend goes that Nike was weary of bringing the model to market, but a test run sold at the NYC Marathon in the early 90s had runners clamoring for the model and it was in turn given the greenlight.

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Nike Air Flight Huarache – Kobe Bryant PE on eBay

February 8th, 2014 by | No comments

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We showed you as part of our recent spotlight on Kobe Bryant’s sneaker innovations that he spearheaded the return of the Huarache line in the mid 2000s. The Nike Air Flight Huarache that Bryant wore for a brief period was resurrected in Free form just like its Nike Huarache running counterpart, but only served as inspiration to the Zoom Huarache 2Ks without ever getting a proper retro treatment. But with all things Kobe and the Air Huarache getting plenty of love at the moment, might we be lucky enough to get a release for colorways like this Lakers-colored Air Flight Huarache? Even if so, they won’t have the same value as this game-worn autographed pair, which is currently available with a BIN price of just under $3000 courtesy of starstruck_05 on eBay.

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TransShoeformers Sneaker Art

September 19th, 2012 by | 11 comments

transshoeformers sneaker art TransShoeformers Sneaker Art

How many times have the worlds of collectible sneakers and imaginary robot warriors collided before? Probably more than you think. Nike has done the Transformers thing a ton of times, in turn inspiring custom creators to do the same, with folks eventually taking things to the next logical level and turning the sneaks into actual mini robots. That’s the calling card of TransShoe Formers, the latest big name in oddball sneaker appropriations who cuts up models and turns them into these Gundam style figurines. Click through with us to see an OG pair of the Asics Gel Lyte III and the Nike Air Flight Huarache redone and let us know what you think of this sort of sneaker art.

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20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Air Flight Huarache (1992)

July 24th, 2012 by | 6 comments

air flight huarache 1992 20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Air Flight Huarache (1992)

Following up on yesterday’s debut, we see the next entrant in Nike Basketball’s ’20 Years’ retrospective pick up right where the Air Force 180 Low left off.  That model commonly linked to Charles Barkley could be seen as the first step in Nike embracing the ’90s attitude, and here we see more evidence of Tinker Hatfield’s impeccable timing.  Hatfield and assistant Eric Avar saw basketball shorts getting longer, and following the 1980s arms race that had court kicks higher and heavier than ever before, it was simply time for a change.  The Nike Air Flight Huarache came onto the scene in 1992 with a neck-breaking ankle cutout to highlight its exoskeletal construction, and their connection to notable ballers of the time including the infamous ‘Fab 5′ Michigan Wolverines makes these an all-time classic.  Click through for some words from Tinker himself and a rundown of the OG colorways, and stick with Sneaker News for the next milestone in two decades of Nike Basketball brilliance.

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