Model: Flyknit Racer
Colourway: Green / Black / White
Me being a sneakerhead, my observations when watching this years London 2012 Olympics are different to most. Of course, I love the competition, particularly having it taking place so close to home; but the kicks of the athletes have been grabbing my attention.
A wide variety of brands have been represented with the Olympian’s athletic equipment. Great Britain with Adidas, China with Li-Ning, Jamaica with Puma, The Netherlands with Asics; and of course the United States of America, with Nike. I give you the Nike Flyknit Racer, the bright green trainers won by practically ALL of the American Olympian’s, surely you MUST have noticed them!
Released along with the Trainer+, the Racer demonstrates Nike’s brand new ‘Flyknit’ technology. Maximum stability, minimum weight, these are the perfect barefoot running shoes. The upper is a one mesh construction, giving fantastic stretch, breathability and support. I’ve come across an awesome article on Flyknit technology courtesy of Sneaker News, really worth a read if you’re interested in what makes this awesome piece of kit.
Available from the Official Nike Store for £150, these aren’t cheap. But for such a highly strung and well engineered running shoe, there’s nothing on the market like them. Oh, and they’re sh*t hot!