Nike Air Huarache City Low Review
If you log into Nike’s official webpage, the first thing you’ll notice is the fact that technology inside the Nike Huaraches was originally developed for the regular running shoes that this company was making.
The amazing Huarache model was designed Hatfield and released in 1991, and the idea behind the design was to combine the functionality of South American sandals with the fit of neoprene water-ski boots. Ever since their introduction, the very same technology and designs have dominated in various other sneakers (not just running shoes) but somehow they’ve become most recognizable with the running sneakers on Nike.
And you might ask yourself… What do the South American shoes have to do with it? Well, the name Huarache was inspired by a legendary running shoe. According to Wikipedia, The huaraches are an open type of outdoor shoes, consisting of a sole held to the wearer’s foot by straps passing over the instep and around the ankle. Nike attributed the name to their latest line of running sneakers at the very start of the ’90s and the rest is history. A legacy that’s been passed from one shoe to another.
But for now, the Nike Air Huarache City Low is a subject for review. Yes, it’s sturdy, amazing and expensive but let’s break it down and see if it’s worth buying.
The laces are clearly connected with the heel strap, and they’re both removable options that allow you to customize the upper to the desired requirements and needs. You can leave the heel strap as it is or you can remove it entirely, it’s all down to you. As the title of the sneaker suggests, the opening of the sneaker is designed extremely low in the ankle area, and besides the strap, the laces are also optional. You can leave them on the upper, or you should take them out. Again, it’s up to you and what you need out of Nike Air Huarache City Low sneakers. On and let’s not forget the good old textile lining that coats the inside of the upper, and allows your feet to glide easily within the sneaker.
Air-sole unit in the heel
Snug bootie construction
Removable laces and heel strap
Injected Phylon foam midsole
Rubber pods on the sole
The sneakers are one of Nike’s most proud achievements and they deserve to be not only in your daily rotation, but they also deserve to be in your life period. You’ll love the comfort that they provide to the feet even in the most athletically demanding moments. But if one must think about how they can be improved, the tongue (that’s very much lacking in the design now) would really make all the difference if the fit and the overall grab of your feet. Nonetheless, they’re a great investment to make; because you’ll see the returns long after you buy them.