Continuing the Huarache roll from yesterday, here’s another sign of good things to come for U.S. lovers of Nike’s “Hug Your Feet” sneakers.
The ‘Hero Blue’ pair pictured was delivered by the FedEx fairy on Friday, courtesy of friends at Champs Sports, and I didn’t waste much time putting them to work. It was really hard not to because they have the makings of a classic since the Swoosh keep the color placement mostly consistent with the early ’90s incarnations. Made of a predominately white and light grey upper, the use of hero blue and black on the neoprene sock and heel give these the same vibe as some of the best older colorways out there.
Currently, they’re not available online at Champs but using their launch locator may help track a pair down. I’ve read elsewhere that they’ve been spotted in Champs in NYC, NC, Houston, LA, Louisiana and more. In other words, they’re making the rounds, thankfully. Do your due diligence and make calls to friends or beat the street to find a pair the old fashioned way. There’s a predominately grey pair out there that I’m seeking out, too, so if you pass by those, shoot me a line.
As always, thanks to Champs for the look.