Huarache ultra

Detailed images of the new snake skin and croc skin Nike Air Max 90 20th Anniversary kicks follow after the jump.Next up for our ongoing Sneaker Rotation segment is Emily Oberg, Editorial Producer atComplex. Based in New York, you may have caught Emily delivering fashion- and music-related news updates on the Complex Style channel. Emily also keeps busy by delivering curated mixes, shifting most commonly between deep house and nu-disco. A picky sneaker enthusiast, mainly favoring ’90s iterations and vintage Nikes, Emily picked out several pairs from her Nike Air Maxcollection including an AM 93, AM 97 and AM Plus. The Kendrick-approved Nike Cortez also makes an appearance amongst Oberg’s choices, capped off with a New Balance 993, Nike Air Trainer Huarache and the collaborative Air Force 1 Hi from Riccardo Tisci and Nike.

Check out Emily’s rotation above and shop the current Nike Air Max releases here.The most technically advanced Air Max shoe to date, Nike’s VaporMax is the current flavor of the week. The product is a culmination of decades of research and development that started with the Nike Tailwind, now resulting in a shoe that is bare of any midsole cushioning, and rather is comprised of a Flyknit upper fused directly onto an air bag outsole. Nike revealed that the design process produced over a dozen prototypes and samples, which were created over many years.However, sneaker savant and Highsnobiety contributor Gary Warnett recently brought another archival Nike model to light.

What appears to be an early version of the Nike Air Mariah, the primitive sneaker could very well feature an early form of today’s VaporMax sole. The shoe’s tread is mapped with hexagonal nodes that we can presume were the result of Nike experimenting with Air technology in the early 1980s.Of course the sneaker never made it to market, but an inline version of the Mariah was released in the navy and white color scheme pictured below, making its official debut at the Moscow marathon trials in 1980.