Stussy x Nike Air Huarache ‘Desert Oak’ Release Date DD1381-200
One of the most important sneaker collaborations of all time seems to be ready for a retro.
Originally released in 2000, the Stussy x Nike Air Huarache LE was the very first collaboration between streetwear label Laguna Beach and the Swoosh. It was also one of the very first sportswear / streetwear collaborations, kicking off more than two decades of projects that have helped shape the industry today. The pairs were available in two original colourways: Desert Oak / Reed / Light Straw (above) and a Dark Olive / White / Varsity Maize / Ivory variation.
The Huarache 2000 project was led by Nike collaboration guru Fraser Cooke and Michael Kopelman of Stussy UK. Cooke and Kopelman had previously founded the London store Hit and Run (later renamed The Hideout) and worked together at Footpatrol.
21 years later, the two Air Huarache colorways appeared in Stussy Spring / Summer 21 lookbook. With this collection set to start releasing this Friday, February 5, it’s likely that a sneaker launch could be announced soon. Check back here for updates.
UPDATE (04/02): Following a teaser that appeared in Stussy’s Spring / Summer 21 lookbook earlier this week, the brand’s Nike Air Huarache collaboration is expected to return very soon. The pairs are rumored to drop in Stussy on Friday, February 12, and retailers have confirmed with Sole Collector that a release is also scheduled for Thursday, February 18.
Retailed for $ 120 in adult size, the collaboration will also be offered in toddler ($ 60) and youth ($ 80) sizes.
Take a detailed look at the 2021 version of the “Desert Oak / Reed / Light Straw” colorway here and check back soon for updates as the project is expected to be officially unveiled soon.
UPDATE (02/08): Nike confirms that this year’s re-release of its Air Huarache collaboration with Stussy will release on February 12 in Stussy stores, Dover Street Market and stussy.com followed by a larger release of the “Desert Oak” on February 18 via SNKRS and at select retailers for $ 120.