The Nike Flyknit is one of their latest revolutionary designs. We take a closer look as this trainer to give you everything you need to know.
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Years of development have gone into creating a Nike trainer that’s their most environmentally friendly yet. In a quest to improve athlete performance they’ve created a virtually seamless upper that’s incredibly light. These trainers have shown Nike are still serious about innovating their trainers. Give our quick guide a read if you want to know more about these new age icons.
- 1 Nike Flyknit
- 2 Features
- 3 History
- 4 Price
- 5 Original Release Date
- 6 Original Model Name
- 7 Purpose
- 8 Key Drop Variations
The Flyknit is an impressive addition to Nike’s collection. The design was intended to increase sports performance and the lightweight fit has been hugely successful. Inadvertently, Nike created an environmentally friendly trainer, as they only use one piece of fabric to create the upper they’re reducing the amount of fabric they need to create the shoe. When you make as many shoes as Nike it’s easy to see how a little less fabric can make a huge environmental impact.
The Flyknit is a trainer that puts performance first and has sports stars form Mario Gotze to Kobe Bryant raving about them. Another benefit of the mesh upper is how breathable it is, you can perform for longer and feel more comfortable in a Flyknit trainer.
- Lightweight seamless design for enhanced sports performance.
- Part recycled mesh upper.
- Grass fibre sole increases grip.
The initial aim was to improve performance and this means reducing as much weight as possible. They stripped away all the unessential parts of the shoe and used materials that could provide support whilst adding as little weight as possible. They wanted to please marathon runners who asked for something that felt like a sock but provided the support they needed and after years in development the design was finally released in 2012, just before the London Olympic Games.
Original Release Date
Original Model Name
Key Drop Variations
Nike Flyknit Racer
They should feel like running in a sock, you’re not actually supposed to wear any when training in these. They contain a thin flexible insole that helps create the sock-like thin feel.
Nike Flyknit Chukka
The Chukka is a mid top trainer that gives you the opportunity to show of the vibrant design of the upper, they’ve also released the Chukka as a golf shoe.
Nike Lunar Flyknit
The Lunar running trainer sees the soft cushioning we expect alongside the flyknit technology on the upper. As you’d expect, they’re available in in a huge array of colourways.
Nike Lunar Flyknit Chukka
A blend of a few different styles, they combine a slick aesthetic, performance enhancing features and comfort to create a really impressive trainer.
Nike Flyknit Racer Black & White
The knitted upper has the Nike Flywire cables added to provide a snug fit around your foot. They also come with a waffleskin rubber outsole with a diamond pattern for added grip.
Nike Flyknit Racer Multicolor
The Flyknit racer is ideal for improving performance, not content with being ridiculously light the insole also contains the Nike Zoom Air cushioning system. The multicolour pattern might not help your performance but at least you’ll look good.
Flyknit Trainer Vs Racer
The differences are quite simple, the racer is narrower than the trainer but has a lot more ventilation throughout the upper. Take a look at the video below to get a more in depth look at the differences.