Huarache

The Huarache arrived in the midst of a golden era at Nike, when bigger was better and bolder was best. The insanely fresh two-colour fusion accenting, thick rubber heel strap and lycra-lined neoprene collar made a provocative statement of futuristic intent. Mammoth midsoles with ‘AIR’ bumper plates and a coalition of silky mesh and synthetic ‘tumbled’ leather sealed the deal. No surprises then, to learn that the shoe was designed by none other than Tinker Hatfield! The booklet that came with the OG 1991 Huarache described it as ‘A radical departure from conventional shoe design’, and Nike weren’t kidding…