In 1991, Nike released the Air Huarache. Beloved by marathon runner due to its snug and lightweight fit, the shoe quickly became one of Nike’s most well-known. Now, thirty years after its launch, the Swoosh is celebrating the Huarache with a limited-edition reissue. 

Nike’s Air Huarache running shoe first debuted in 1991, designed by the legend himself, Tinker Hatfield. The Huarache was a marvel in footwear engineering in ’91, due largely to the neoprene inner bootie that clung to your foot like the slalom water ski it was directly inspired by. Built for performance and comfort over distances, the Huarache’s form-fitting wearability and stability thanks to its numerous overlays quickly transitioned the silhouette from a performance masterpiece to a beloved lifestyle essential, the most common form for the retro silhouette today. Now, as we approach the anniversary of the Huarache’s original release, Nike appears to be preparing for a celebration of the classic runner, kicking off next month with the release of the original “Scream Green” color scheme. One of four colorways from the 1991 debut, the look adds blue and neon green accents to the Air Huarache’s underlays, mixing in well with the otherwise white upper. 


Nike’s celebration of the classic Air Huarache is rumored to kick off sometime in the Spring of 2021, with the release of the original “Scream Green” colorway. However, a date has not yet been confirmed by the Swoosh, though boutique retailers have confirmed the shoes are on their way. Check out Nike’s “Behind the Design” promo below for a better look at the original colorways, as well as a better look at the “Scream Green” look via the 2014 release, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Nike release news. 

Nike Air Huarache OG “Scream Green”
Release Date: Spring 2021
Price: $130
Color: White/Scream Green-Royal Blue-Black
Style Code: DD1068-100