The Air Humara gets an update from Supreme
- Mesh Upper
- 3M Overlay
- Woven Lace Loop System with 3M Overlay
- Supreme Branding on Toe Cap
- Heel & Tongue Pull Tabs
- Phylon Midsole
4 colourways were produced by Supreme on the Air Humara. This version wraps the shoe in black across the leather and mesh portions of the shoe, with 3M panelling and overlays providing a fluorescent sheen to the shoe. Supreme's logo is present towards the toe wrap on the lateral side of the silhouette.
Silhouette Explored — History
A silhouette part of Nike's trail running and a sibling of their ACG series, the Air Humara was designed by Peter Fogg and released in 1997. The Air Humara reflects a period in the 90's where Nike had a proclivity for experimentation and had a desire to produce hyper-functional designs. The name is an ode to a Native American tribe called the Tarahumara (also known as the Rarámuri) who are situated in Chihuahua, Mexico and are renowned for having exceptional ability in long-distance running. Fogg disclosed the inspiration behind the design of the actual silhouette as the mechanics behind a motorcycle wheel and its disc braking system, Nike aspired to create a shoe that would redefine running stability and traction. The quarter panel that houses the Swoosh, is home to a woven webbed lacing cage, with exposed stitch detailing on each mudguard. The upper is made of breathable, lightweight mesh, the heel counter and toe vamp feature a rubberised abrasion-resistant overlay. The shoe features tongue and heel tabs that emphasises the need for function and performance, the midsole is made from Phylon whilst the outsole features flex grooves which aim to improve responsiveness across the forefoot. Before it could actually make its mark, the Air Humara was almost shelved with the Nike product development team working with Fogg not convinced by its potential. However, 20 years later the Air Humara is held with regard, although it may not achieve the commercial success or the mass sensibility of its Air series siblings.