The Flyknit Racer: a legendary sneaker in Nike’s catalog. A shoe that pushed the boundaries of innovation when it was released, and a shoe that still holds a strong place in the culture today.
Within the last week, we’ve seen a few shoes that are clearly Flyknit Racer-inspired pop up, like the casual Dualtone Racers (which we didn’t care for very much) and these new Flyknit “Mariah” racers.
Keep in mind that these bad boys are just a sample (there’s been no official release, price date, or even final model just yet), but there’s a good chance that they’re the follow-up to the OG’s. They offer a similar midsole, a very similar woven upper, and just enough tweaks from the original (a plastic heel cage and a sock-like upper reminiscent of an uncaged Ultra Boost) that it would be logical to assume they’re the follow-up to the classics.
They seem to be a good way to bring the Flyknit Racer into 2016, and although as mentioned above we didn’t really care for the casual-inspired Dualtone Racers, these are a different story. We’ll have to see some more official images and colorways (and wait for a little more official info to release, which you can stay tuned right here for), but we’re of the opinion that the Flyknit Racer is in good hands. Will it make a comeback in 2017? We’ll just have to wait and see, but early results are favorable.
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