RE-Fresh: Nike Air Flight Huarache (1992)

By - November 9th, 2011

RE Fresh: Nike Air Flight Huarache (1992)

RE Fresh: Nike Air Flight Huarache (1992)

Nike discovered that they had marketing potential that was unlike any seen at the college level with this group of standout ballers. The five wore black socks and their shorts baggy when no one else’s reached the knees. Many traditionalists questioned whether or not this new look and attitude was a danger to the college game, and in the documentary a few players point to racism and a fear of the influence of the streets on the sacrosanct courts of storied campuses as reasons for a media backlash against the freshman. Whatever the underlying source, the country, and later the world, took the Fab Five’s style and began wearing black socks, oversized shorts, and black Air Flight Huaraches.

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