You may already be a big fan of Nike Air Huaraches, but did you know this shoe actually has a pretty interesting backstory? Obviously Huaraches are sneakers, but they’re actually named after a Native American sandal. Released in 1991, these babies hit the scene alongside the catchphrase “Have You Hugged Your Feet Today?” The phrase was a nod to the internal design, which featured a neoprene and spandex sock that “hugged” the foot — a feature that still marks the Air Huarache today. Obviously, Air Huaraches have an element of air, too. Each pair had the famous Nike air unit for some extra mileage.
The contemporary Nike Huarache shoe is a surefire tribute to that original model, with some advancements for good measure. Throughout its history, it was reinvented as a sport-focused shoe and was promoted by Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Johnson. It’s still got some serious sneaker cred among athletes, but the Air Huarache is probably best-known as Nike’s most comfortable sneaker. These days, Air Huaraches have a bit of a throwback, ‘90s feel about them with their mid-top design, heel strap and Air-Sole cushioning.
Nike Air Huaraches for Every Style Profile
At YCMC, we’ve got a handpicked collection of new and classic Air Huaraches for every wearer, no matter if you’re a sneaker collector, a runner or a streetwear fanatic. We have one of the best selections of Nike Air Huaraches for women and men, and even some kids’ Air Huaraches to outfit the minis. Even though we’re diehard sneaker fanatics and always strive to provide our customers with the latest Air Huaraches and other brand-new Nike versions, YCMC is an old-school brand with a family-focused mentality, so you can expect quality customer service here.