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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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A Retrospective Of Stussy Collaborations @ Sneakermuseum Cologne

November 1st, 2011 by | 1 comment

stussy exhibit sn cologne 16 A Retrospective Of Stussy Collaborations @ Sneakermuseum Cologne

Over the years, the number of Nike Sportswear collaborations have been on the steady decrease. However, street-wear brand Stussy has steadily remained a go-to partner for special releases – and a quick look back on the Stussy x Nike history, you’ll see that it was one partnership worth keeping around. In addition to Nike collabs, Stussy’s done some work with a number of other footwear labels, and recently Sneakermuseum in Cologne, Germany, played host to a sick exhibition displaying a retrospective of Stussy collaborations over the years. A great display of its notable Nike projects, from the Air Huarache Light to the most recent Sky Forces, were all available for viewing at this unique sneaker-centric event, to which the event-goers rocked their own personal favorite kicks (like the Air Yeezy and the CT x Air Max 90 Hyperfuse ‘Infrared’). Check out a recap of the exhibit below and let us know what you favorite Stussy x Nike collaboration is! via sneakerb0b.

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