In the Crooked Tongues office, even our resident Flyknit obsessive had to tap out late last year at the sheer volume of colourways dropping. Despite the whole knitted spectrum dropping, you've got to hand it to Nike for at least having the restraint to not break out the Flyknit Force 1s or Flyknit Max 1s yet. Give it time though. We know of at least three Flyknit-related projects between now and the new year that will bruise the blogs when they're announced. While the Nike Flyknit Racer is the purest expression of the whole minimal, form fitting concept, it's a narrow shoe that's not for all feet — the featherweight nature of that creation leaves your foot a little exposed too.
The Flyknit One+ is a nice shoe, but we like the Flyknit Trainer as a middleground - it's still not a dense weave, making them troubling in the cooler months, but that padded collar, extra cushioning and structure of the dynamic Flywire is a striking addition to the line. The Nike+ enabling is a nice touch too. It's odd to see a shoe labeled Trainer from Nike that doesn't seem to be made for Nike Training category style rigorous exercise — it's still a running shoe through and through.
Next month, a couple more colourways are dropping, including Chlorine Blue/Volt/Dark Obsidian and Pink Flash/Laser Orange/Raspberry Red. Those feminine and masculine colour combinations work incredibly well here as they push this innovation's scope for combining unlikely shades into the marl effect greatness that made us Flyknit obsessives from the very start. While those of us with a wider foot and more weight might want to pick up the One+ for actually running in, we still favour this model when it comes to profiling and posing, because those Mariah PR on acid looks are definite future classic material. Expect these in October via the CT store.