Designed as a joint collaboration between heralded Nike designers, Tinker Hatfield and Eric Avar, the Nike Air Flight Huarache was originally introduced during 1992 and was considered a futuristic silhouette at that time, due to the implementation of a neoprene inner sleeve and leather exoskeleton.
Revived in a Los Angeles Lakers-inspired colorway for its latest execution this year, the classic basketball silhouette is clad in premium White leather overlays, while its neoprene bootie construction, alongside the distinctive winged-ankle component is covered in contrasting Court Purple. The respective theme is rounded out with University Gold accents gracing the tongue, lining and signature rubber heel cage.
I’ve always liked the Air Flight Huarache since its introduction. I’m not a die-hard Lakers fan, but the colorway is nice nonetheless. Supporters of the team should consider purchasing.