Nike Flyknit Racer is perhaps, in our opinion, the greatest running shoe Nike have ever created. The story began nearly four-years ago when Nike embarked on a mission to create a shoe with the snug (and virtually unnoticed) fit of a sock. Programmers, engineers and designers painstakingly obsessed over every detail to produce a featherweight, form-fitting and virtually seamless upper.

The Nike Flyknit Racer is technically a Unisex Running Shoe, getting its structure and support from Nike Flyknit technology. It’s incredibly lightweight (160 grams) and fits like a second skin.

Details

  • One-piece Flyknit upper for high support, stretch and breathability
  • Forefoot Nike Zoom Air unit and full-length Phylon midsole for lightweight, responsive cushioning
  • Waffleskin rubber outsole with racing-specific diamond pattern for lightweight durability and traction
  • Lighweight dynamic Flywire for an adaptive, adjustable fit

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The Issue

The overwhelming popularity of the Nike Flyknit Racer means getting hold a pair is tough. They look equally as good on the feet of Moh Farah as they do with a pair of jeans, for a casual look. Now, either Nike know this and restrict supply (like Apple do with new products) to create a frenzy of desire, or they are just so damn popular everyone is buying them. In truth, it’s probably a mix of the two.

Nike constantly release new pairs, so remember to frequently check the link below. It’s interesting to see the reviews left by customers for this shoe are currently at 310 and counting, nearly all five star. We’d advise against buying off eBay as there are a number of fakes knocking around this infamous website.

£130 from www.nike.com (if you’re lucky).