Keeping the project under wraps since the Summer of 2008 Leaders1353 presents some images of a Huarache 2K8 they have designed in collaboration with Nike. The first thought that came to mind when Leaders was working with the Huarache was to make the sneakers jean friendly and have somewhat of a high class vibe to them. The idea was to design the sneakers in a way where they would get reactions that a pair of polished calf skin Lanvin or Dior sneakers would get in the high end fashion industry. After throwing around some color ideas the Leaders 1354 team decided to go with an all silver upper which sort of gives you that chrome finish vibe, which has become quite popular on high end exotic cars lately (along with flat black). Grey was used for the midsole and to added a translucent outsole. To add a little extra kick to the sneakers (no pun intended) Leaders1354 When you turn the sneakers over and check out the soles they appear to have mercury dripping underneath the clear sole, which i have to say looks pretty crazy.
Sadly only 24 pairs of these Leaders 1354 x Nike Huarache 2K8 sneakers were made and only give to friends and family of the Leaders team. Your chances of getting a pair or slim to none unless somebody in the Leaders crew is hurting for money and sells em on eBay, which we dont think is likely but you just never know.
Follow the jump to more pictures of the sneakers and a few shots taken last night when the sneakers were given away.