The return of one of Nike’s bulkiest, coolest runners will send you on a nostalgia trip.
In a year of clunky, attention-grabbing, and downright bizarre sneaker trends, it’s hard to be surprised by a footwear release these days. And while the return of one of Nike’s lesser-known trail runners makes perfect sense given what sneakerheads are wearing these days, the fact that it’s actually coming back is a pleasant—and extremely timely—surprise. The shoe in question is the Nike Air Humara: designed in the 1990s to be an outdoorsy running shoe, it suddenly looks ultra-fashionable. And Nike’s pulled it from the very furthest recesses of their archives at the perfect moment.
This isn’t the first big release of the year for the Air Humara, either. Just a couple months ago, streetwear juggernaut (and king of collabs) Supreme teamed up with Nike to release their highlighter-colored take on the sneaker. Think of that drop as a proof-of-concept: if the aggro hypebeasts were into it, maybe the rest of us casual sneaker fans might be, too. So, now, the Swoosh is dropping two new versions of the tough-looking silhouette. Both colorways play with earthy tones with pops of bright colors that channel the old, granola-eating Nike ACG house line (before it got overhauled by techwear god Errolson Hugh of Acronym). But the rugged vibe of the sneaker isn’t just for show: the Air Humara is a technical shoe that comes with a rubberized toe tip and two-part sole that mixes Nike Zoom Air and classic Air components for a cushy and comfortable fit.
Consider the Humara the best of both worlds: it has the precision to be an all-terrain sneaker, but it still looks cool enough to wear on the streets. Plus, the mix of quiet and loud colors it works for any time of year. Whether you’re an avid adventurer who regularly roams through mother nature or you’re someone whose idea of “getting outdoors” is running errands on the weekend, this sneaker has got you covered.