Most sneakerheads reading this can probably not name Nike’s every Flyknit-based model that has arrived to date. Sneakerheads may not realize this immediately but there have actually been sixteen or so Nike silhouettes that have had Flyknit Technology incorporated into them. Nike had introduced the Flyknit technology back in early 2012 and it arguably ranks at number three among the most innovative sneaker technologies. The thing that made the material so significant is that Nike did not have to limit to just a specific model. Now, one of Nike’s models equipped with this technology, namely the Flyknit Racer, is scheduled to arrive in a brand new colorway.
The Flyknit Racer and the Flyknit Trainer HTM, which was limited to just 100 pairs, were among Nike’s very first Flyknit-equipped silhouettes to have been introduced back in February 2012. As of now, Nike’s Flyknit series goes all the way to Lunar Flyknit Chukka FSB, which had first been released back in February 2014 to be tied into the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. When the lean shape of the Flyknit Racer had first been unveiled, it quickly became recognized as a marathon runner silhouette. The Flyknit Racer had made its retail debut at 21 Mercer on the very day that Nike had revealed the Flyknit technology.
Considering its reputation as a running silhouette, the Flyknit Racer is renowned for being breathable and lightweight, while at the same time boasting lifestyle aesthetics. This time, Nike has whipped up a Nike Flyknit colorway dubbed the “Blackout” and appears almost as if it is sports an Oreo-inspired color scheme. This should make it obvious that its uppers are covered almost entirely in ominous Black, even its tonal Swoosh logo is camouflaged on the sides. A pure White hue also makes appearances all over, especially over the Nike branding and the soles.
Although not an official Oreo colorway, the color scheme of this brand new iteration certainly makes it seem so. As of now, there is no news or any reports confirming when exactly the Nike Flyknit Racer “Blackout” will hit the shelves, so keep checking back.
Nike Flyknit Racer “Blackout”
Release Date: September 8, 2016
526628-005 | $150