The Nike Air Huarache Light has been connected to CT since the early days. The Huarache a hit but this shoe was the cult spinoff that few seemed to talk about. Ubiquity and some abysmal colourways have got us jaded with the Tinker Hatfield's masterpiece right now, so this reissue of the Light has got us hyped. If you ignore the existence of the Free versions from a couple of years back, its been a while since we last saw this silhouette (in fact, we're sure it was on some Jordan XI themed Bursts in 2009): JD Sports putting out the Beams editions and their own navy and white edition was almost a decade ago — we still wish that Spiridon-like flip on the original men's Light colourway that got sampled made it out, but we have to concede that we've never seen a bad makeup of this shoe (bar the aforementioned lame natural motion version — couldn't knock the colours though). We loved the AD21 Huarache Bursts too. We doubt this model will come close to doing the same numbers as an OG Huarache, so it probably won't appear in a South Beach variation. This shoe wasn't a huge commercial success back in the day and from a performance point of view, as training shoes went, it wasn't particularly light. What designer Robert J. Lucas (who went on to work for adidas) brought to the shoe was a unique lacing detail and the debut of the Meshlon Dynamic-Fit foot hug, plus the introduction of Duralon in the forefoot to complement Phylon at the rear. Still, Ben Affleck rocked them on the big screen in the early Judd Apatow flick 'Heavy Weights' back in the day.The Huarache Light had a sibling too — the Air Huarache Racer for road running, with a different outsole pattern. Both had the heel cleft to slow pronation, but the upper of the Racer was the real point-of-difference: where the Light was a darker affair and even the women's edition, with its plum and grape tones, seemed unorthodox year wearable, that design's blasts of orange and green were...

Posted by, Gary Warnett on 29 July 2014

As (No) Malice once announced, "The boy's such an author, I should smoke a pipe." We consider ourselves equally literary and you can go hard with the book references when it comes to making shoe colourways. Some of the Grove Press covers from the 1960s are perfect inspiration and we'd like to see some Burroughs and Joyce prose...

Posted by, Gary Warnett on 28 July 2014

There's a number of good reasons why nobody will shut up about 1992. If you took an interest in footwear back then, Nike were banging out masterpieces — one classic after another. These weren't slow burners either. We knew that the Air Flight Huarache was a classic from the start: it completely changed the form of the basketball...

Posted by, Gary Warnett on 28 July 2014

We're often surrounded by walls of Originals samples and every season we've seen respectful and well-executed remakes of running classics that have hit with a dull thud when they went to market, but ZX Flux has caught fire. We won't lie — when we first saw the ZX Flux we were still bound by our reverence for the thousand range of the late 1980s so we just saw...

Posted by, Gary Warnett on 26 July 2014
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