11 Defining Moments in Nike’s Lightweight Basketball Shoes

Nike Air Flight Huarache

Released: 1992
Weight: 14.3 oz

The Nike Huarache has had a series of great shoes in running and training, but this Nike Air Flight Huarache changed the game of basketball forever. The Nike Air Flight Huarache, designed by Tinker Hatfield, is inspired by a Mayan sandal and is considered an ultra-comfortable shoe thanks to its extreme cushioning. At first impression, the Air Flight Huarache did not catch on with consumers; it wasn’t until Chris Webber and the rest of Michigan’s Fab Five laced this shoe up in the glory days of college basketball.