Folks called it the “Sneaker of the Gods” -- like something the mythical Zeus would wear.
Released in an era defined by bulky basketball footwear, the Air Flight Huarache was unlike any basketball shoe before it, or any of its time. Conceptualized by Tinker Hatfield and brought to life with the help of designer Eric Avar, the Air Huarache’s minimalist, sandal-inspired design system provided a dynamic fit that was immediately a hit on-and-off the hardwood. The Air Flight Huarache entered the mainstream sphere when five rule-breaking and game-changing freshmen sported them on the court’s grandest stage in 1992. It did more than elevate the game, it brought attitude to it. Inspired by water-skiing booties, the design’s neoprene-based exoskeleton was quickly adopted by everyone from street-ballers to style connoisseurs.
Over two decades old, and just as fly, the Air Flight Huarache’s influence continues to reach new generations of hoopers around the world.
The Nike Air Flight Huarache (White University Gold-Court Purple) is available now at RUVilla.com and at a Villa location near you!