The shoe is getting retro love this year, with Nike reissuing old colorways and even including it in the career-spanning “Fade to Black” pack. This time around it’s bringing back a pair last seen in 2012, a black/yellow that was a favorite of Rajon Rondo at one point.
Worn on the court by Kobe Bryant, this Nike Huarache 2K4 features a Black and Varsity Maize color mashup. The shoe features a buttery Black nubuck base with Maize Yellow accents on the Nike Swoosh logo outline, midsole, branding on the strap and outsole to complement the Lakers’ uniforms. Completing the look is a hit of White on the outsole.
Nike Zoom Huarache 2k4 Performance Review
I still feel an upgrade would do wonders if Nike ever chose to incorporate newer materials to this beloved hoops classic. If a Skinwire upper was in place coupled with a silicon coat – much like the Zoom Kobe VII – the materials would be able to retain its shape and provide you with a more secure fit throughout your time playing in them. Place a leather toe rand – just as they are now – on top on the updated material and you would have some additional protection to the thinner upper. With this, not only could it potentially increase their overall performance but it would allow for color applications to be nearly limitless which would allow designers to place some really cool graphics to the shoe giving it some more pop.