UPDATE: It might be the middle of summer in the US, but these Autumn-ready kicks have already started making an appearance at Swoosh stockists Stateside. East Coast retailer Packer Shoes have the gum-clad Huas in stock right now, so be sure to snap up your pair before the seasons change.
A gum sole is a guaranteed winner but it has a very literal downside, as it spends all of its time on the ground, you never really get to show it off. So we’re pretty stoked that Nike decided to deck this Huarache out with a gum strap, taking the familiar heel strap and moulding it from the translucent brown rubber. The heel strap sits comfortably on top of an off white and navy upper, which makes use of a rough canvas and suede for a slightly rustic look. The whole shoe is tied together with an off white midsole and a blue outsole, making that gum strap the real focus of the shoe.
This new Huarache should be dropping soon at select Nike retailers, we’ll keep you posted when more info comes to light.
– Originally published July 5, 2016