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The long basketball shorts ✔. The black socks ✔. The attitude on the court ✔. The timeless classic Nike Air Huarache’s ✔. The year was 1991 when five young African American men changed the game of college basketball, better known as the “Fab Five.” Jalen Rose, Ray Jackson, Jimmy King, Juwan Howard, and Chris Webber were five University Of Michigan Freshman who went all the way to the NCAA National Championship that year.
Even though they lost the championship that year, they will be forever remembered as “greatest class ever recruited,”who reached the NCAA championship game in 1992 and 1993 defying the laws of fundamental college basketball and redefining style.
The Nike Huarache series, designed by Tinker Hatfield, who set out to make a light-weight, form-fitting, comfortable performance shoe based off an idea he came up with while water skiing. Tinker was really digging how the water ski’s neoprene booties felt around his foot, thus sparking the idea which would not only be used on the initial Huarache series (Huarache runner, Huarache Trainer, Huarache Flight, Air Mowabb, Air Revaderchi, etc.), but on countless other performance models for many years to come.
*Nike Air Huarache Flight sneakers pics via Nice Kicks