First came the Nike Free, a super flexible, minimal running shoe, designed to support the foot’s natural movement during the stride. Introduced about 10 years ago, the shoe has become one of the biggest sellers in swoosh history among athletes and fashionistas alike.
Then came the Nike Flyknit about a year ago, available in both a race and training model, revered for its knit structure and resulting precision fit. While Track & Field superstar Allyson Felix may train in this shoe, it is the beautiful tapestry of the interwoven threads, that have established it as another winner among the fashion set.
Debuting next week, August 1 to be precise, is the eagerly anticipated combination of these two styles, merging into one as the Nike Free Flyknit. The shoe features the sole of the Free 5.0, combined with an extra elasticized Flyknit upper. While I haven’t seen the shoe yet, if the pictures do it justice, I have a feeling this one will become another favorite among runners and sneakerheads alike. Falling into both categories myself, I can’t wait to get my hands, or should I say feet, on a pair!