Patta-branded Nike Air Huarache in 2024

Patta and Nike have become synonymous with success. Over the past two decades, they have breathed new life into numerous classic running shoes. Lately, social media has been buzzing with images of an undisclosed prototype, hinting at an exciting collaboration set to be released under the iconic "Nike Air Huarache" brand.

Amsterdam's Patta, a passionate fan of Air Max, has chosen to give Tinker Hatfield's iconic design from 1987 a lifestyle transformation. While this label has previously focused on this endeavor, they have recently shifted their attention to promoting the Patta Running Team. Their aim is to motivate friends and followers to engage in physical activity and push their limits. Leading this initiative since 2010, co-founder Edson Sabajo emphasizes the importance of enjoying the experience rather than focusing solely on achieving fast results.

Upon first glance, one might mistake the newly-revealed Patta-branded shoe for Nike's Air Hurache Trainer 94, a timeless design that hasn't received much retro attention since its initial release.

Patta-branded Nike Air Huarache
Patta x Nike Air Huarache PlusPriceReleaseStyle
White/Cool Grey-Sanddrift$1602024 summerFJ4201-100

The shoe's base layers consist of a combination of mesh and neoprene, while leather panels are artfully layered over these lighter and more breathable materials. The shoe's lockdown straps, colored in a vibrant pink reminiscent of Hatfield's Air Huarache designs from the 90s, connect the medial and lateral sides.

The tongue features a unique "By Patta" emblem, a never-before-seen design that replaces the traditional branding and showcases a red-colored "X" and a black panther graphic. Retro flair can also be found in the pull tabs at the heel.

Patta-branded Nike Air Huarache
Patta x Nike Air Huarache PlusPriceReleaseStyle
Saffron Quartz/Cool Grey-Sanddrift$1602024 summerFJ4201-300

However, the shoe's midsole and outsole borrow directly from the Pegasus 40 running shoe, a popular everyday trainer that has seen numerous iterations in the past year. Interestingly, the Pegasus 41 is rumored to be on the horizon, promising a visual and technological update to Nike's running line. If this sample is indeed authentic, it is curious that Patta would utilize "older" technology. It is possible that this shoe was originally intended for a scrapped project set for release in 2023.

Patta x Nike Air Huarache Plus
Patta x Nike Air Huarache PlusPriceReleaseStyle
Black/Cool Grey-Sanddrift$1602024 summerFJ4201-001

Experience the delight of capturing photographs of this remarkable sneaker in action. In the event that the shoe, or a comparable version, becomes available, it is expected to make its debut on the Nike SNKRS app prior to the arrival of Summer 2024.