In 1991, the Air Huarache running shoe was unleashed to the market, presenting a unique construction that focuses on a hug-like fit stabilized by a durable exoskeleton. The model’s signature neoprene bootie provided the one-to-one snugness, while the exterior heel-clip offered the protection needed in a running shoe, and its the symbiotic relationship between the two features that have informed the brand’s performance innovations across various sport categories. Not to say the Air Huarache was first to explore the possibilities of fit-focused advancements, but is regarded as one of the larger leaps in its evolution.
It only made sense for the Huarache to act as the template for FitAdapt integration into the casual/lifestyle footwear realm. First debuting with the HyperAdapt training shoe and more recently in the Adapt BB basketball shoe, Nike’s self-lacing technology was updated to include personal preferences in coziness while adding customizable touches in color via the two nodes at the midsole. The Adapt Huarache ushers in its classic elements by keeping the mid-foot cables exposed and anchored by the external cages.
Technology this advanced only if its controls are practical, and we know first-hand that FitAdapt is rather simple through the phone app interface. Functionality driven by AppleWatch and Siri only makes it easier and quicker to get a handle.
The Nike Adapt Huarache is set to release on September 13th, 2019 for $350 on Nike SNKRS/SNEAKRS and select retailers.
Nike Adapt Huarache
Release Date: September 13th, 2019