Model: Huarache E.D.G.E.
Key Features: The sneaker borrows design features from the 1991 Huarache Run, updating that sneaker’s bootie fit with what Nike calls a FOAM FIT system, meaning the foot sits directly on the foam rather than a sock liner. A chunky sole and Heron Preston’s signature signage on the heel and toe box complete the look.
Release Date: February 1 (US exclusive)
Editor’s Notes: Nike has finally unveiled its long-awaited footwear collaboration with Heron Preston. The designer, who previously worked on a pair of Nike Tailwind sunglasses, chose the recently released Huarache E.D.G.E. for the collab.
Preston’s first Nike sneaker debuted during his runway show in Paris yesterday, which also included a number of new footwear styles, including a collaboration with UGG.
“I’m all about telling stories,” says Preston. “Having worked at Nike and understanding the full breadth of product categories the brand has to offer, I wanted to be the person to take on the challenge of identifying and celebrating new stuff.”
The sneaker will be available in two colorways: black with hits of color, and white with red and yellow detailing. Look for the Heron Preston x Nike Huarache E.D.G.E. to drop on February 1, exclusively in the United States.
In addition to the Huarache E.D.G.E., Preston has worked with Nike on a football-related apparel and accessories collection, harkening back to his days as a wide receiver in high school. The range includes the requisite hoodie in a neoprene-like material with short sleeves, a black or white jersey designed to be layered with a long-sleeve T-shirt, Nike Superbad 4.0 receivers gloves, a quarterback muff (hand warmer), and a chrome-dipped football.
Heron Preston’s Nike apparel releases initially at A Ma Maniere in Atlanta on January 31. A wider drop is then scheduled for February 3.
Next, take a look at the designer’s first-ever solo sneaker, which he teased on Instagram ahead of his Paris show.
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