Stüssy’s Iconic Nike Air Huarache Sneaker Returns This Month
Many brands are channeling retro styles this year, and Stüssy is no exception. The streetwear brand is teaming up with old friend Nike to relaunch its Stüssy x Nike Air Huarache LE, originally released in 2000. And now we finally have a date for when the coveted kicks will drop. But will we even be able to cope?
We’ve seen a variety of Nike re-releases this year already, with the brand itself reviving the Dunk silhouette and ditching its Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death” shoe from the Clot collaboration from 2006. But the relaunch of the Stüssy Huarache is. Significantly – the Air Huarache LE was first released in 1991, which means that this year marks the sneaker’s 30th anniversary. And the shoe’s redesign in 2000 by Stüssy, though not an official collaboration at the time, kicked off the next two decades of streetwear partnerships that helped shape the sneaker industry. ‘today. It also ushered in neutral tones, especially for the Air Huarache which was known for its neon colors and white leather.
Sustainable design – After a teaser surfaced in Stüssy’s Spring / Summer 21 lookbook earlier, fans were eager to get a closer look at the retro sneaker. Originally created by Michael Koppelman of Stüssy UK and Fraser Cooke of Nike, the brand’s Air Huarache LE 2021 stays true to its original hues, with a “Desert Oak / Reed / Light Straw” brown tint and green and white “ Dark Olive / White / Varsity Maize / Ivoire ”shade.
With a palette identical to its original launch, it will be difficult to differentiate the Air Huarache 2021 from its 21-year-old counterpart. But this time around, the Nike brand of the sneaker is backed by the sportswear giant, which means the shoes will only be harder to control. Well, that and the fact that the drops are now robot sensitive.
The initial two shades will fall together, according to Stüssy. Each adult pair is priced at retail at $ 120, alongside the youth sizes at $ 80 and the toddler iteration at $ 60. Regardless of the size of your feet, however, you’ll have to move quickly to grab a pair or you’ll be forced to pay thousands of dollars to resell them.
Cop if you can – However, your chances of scoring the Stüssy 2021 and the Nike Air Huarache LE are greater than looking for the original. Stüssy has confirmed that its collaborative sneakers will release on February 12 at 10:00 a.m. PT, available at select Stüssy Chapter stores, select Dover Street Market stores, and at the brand’s stores. website.
Right now, it doesn’t look like the Stüssy and Nike Air Huarache LE will drop on the SNKRS app, which could be a blessing in disguise. With the recent round of platform bugs, it looks like Stüssy is trusting its own retailers with a drop of this magnitude. Of course, you will still be up against a lot of competition there, but if you lose to the Huaraches, you will only have to blame yourself.