A sustainable counterpart to the debut silhouette.
Nike (NYSE:NKE -0.61%) ‘s Air Force 1 Flyknit 2.0 has been given a vibrant “Pink/Purple” iteration. This silhouette, in contrast to its earlier debut model, features recycled materials as part of Nike’s sustainable “Move to Zero” efforts.
Starting at the top of the shoe is a bright pink “Nike Air” tongue tag, complemented by white laces and suede eyelet panels. Both the heel tab and the shoe’s side-Swoosh also come in suede, while the rest of the uppers feature an intricate Flyknit weave of pink and purple hues. As a final touch, the shoe sports a speckled Crater Foam midsole and Nike Grind outsole made from recycled materials.
No release date for Nike’s Air Force 1 Flyknit 2.0 “Pink/Purple” has been revealed, but the colorway is expected to land soon on the label’s website for $110 USD.
A goal as ambitious as reducing running injuries can be approached in two ways. One is to refine an existing silhouette to make it even more effective. The other is to introduce a fresh solution. To that end, the Nike React Infinity Run 2 and Nike ZoomX Invincible Run continue the mission from Nike Running to crack the injury-prevention code, serving everyday runners by creating a new relationship among cushioning, stability and rocker geometry.
The iterative step is the Nike React Infinity Run 2, which features an updated Flyknit upper to help promote more strength and support in the toe, eye-stay and foxing, and with more breathability in areas like the vamp and the midfoot (Nike Flywire cables have also been added throughout the upper to help increase support). The collar is also updated to feel more plush without adding weight or bulk.
A new step altogether in the search for harmony among cushioning, stability and rocker geometry is the Nike ZoomX Invincible Run. The midsole is made with responsive ZoomX foam, which returns more energy underfoot than any other Nike foam.
Created for long training runs, the Invincible silhouette includes more foam in the midsole than React foam in the Infinity, creating a soft ride while returning more energy for improved running economy. The rocker geometry and the wider nets in the forefoot help create a more stable ride and fluid stride transition (compared with the more springy transition of plated running footwear), making the Invincible ideal for higher mileage runs.
Nike’s evolutionary VaporMax cushioning has recently appeared on a slightly-modified version of the FlyEase-enabled VaporMax 2020, aptly named the VaporMax FlyKnit 2021. For its latest style, the breathable model has indulged in a greyscale arrangement complemented by deep blue and neon green accents.
Lightweight, but durable construction from toe to heel boasts a shade reminiscent of what appears on the Air Jordan 3 “Cool Grey”. Profile swooshes, pull tabs on the tongue and heel and plastic reinforcement around the forefoot and heel deviate from the muted tone in favor of eye-catching hues, yet, the support structure around the rear is tamer than what’s appeared on previous takes on the Air Max-variant. Underfoot, full-length Air cushioning boasts an icy blue makeup, but includes Nike Regrind-reminiscent detailing.
Enjoy official images of the shoes here below, and expect a Nike.com launch throughout summer.
Since first arriving to market in 2017, Nike (NYSE:NKE -0.61%) ‘s Air VaporMax line has pushed the boundaries of how an Air unit can be built — and, in more recent years, turned an eye to sustainability. On the line’s latest model, the Air VaporMax 2021, both of these key pieces are still intact.
The shoe’s launch slate includes five colorways: “Armory Blue/Light Smoke Grey/Metallic Silver/White,” “Particle Grey/Aluminum/Light Liquid Lime/Barely Grey,” “Grey Fog/Bright Mango/Anthracite/White,” “White/Black/Metallic Silver/White” and “Black/Black/Anthracite/Black.” These color schemes run the gamut from vibrant to understated, but all five feature a similar construction and tech specs.
VaporMax cushioning units are kept to two sizeable-but-sleek pieces, one in the forefoot, the other in the heel. All sit atop recycled rubber outsoles and are bolstered by recycled TPU clips. Uppers are made from stretchy Flyknit and adorned with large midfoot Swooshes. The Air VaporMax 2021’s main divergence from its predecessor, the Air VaporMax 2020, is its lacing system: where the 2020 used FlyEase technology, the 2021 returns to a more standard lacing system. There’s also a classic Nike Sportswear Sunburst graphic on the insoles and VaporMax hits on the tongue and heel’s pull tabs. The Air VaporMax 2021’s build is at least 40 percent recycled content by weight, a notable sum but one that’s less than the 2020 iteration — which promised a build that was at least 50 percent recycled content by weight.
Expect the Nike Air VaporMax 2021 to release on the Nike webstore in the coming weeks. Its MSRP is set at $200 USD.
Nike Sportswear adds to their latest Air Force 1 Crater Flyknit lineup with a new “Wolf Grey” colorway.
Constructed with recycled materials, this Nike Air Force 1 Low comes dressed in a Wolf Grey, White, Pure Platinum, and Gym Red color scheme. It features a Flyknit build with suede eyestays, Swooshes, and heels. Red branded tongue labels with “Move to Zero” logos on the Volt insoles atop a Crater Foam midsole and Nike Grind outsole completes the design.
Check out the additional photos below, and look for the Nike Air Force 1 Crater Flyknit “Wolf Grey” to release on May 13th at select retailers and Nike.com. The retail price tag is set at $110 USD.
As Nike embarks on yet another year, they’ve started to look back on their roots. Exeter, New Hampshire — where the brand first started their momentous running line — is playing inspiration for a series of forthcoming runners, a line-up that includes not only an Air Max 90 but also a very colorful Vapormax Flyknit 3.
One of the silhouette’s most vibrant appearances yet, the colorway pairs together two neons in alternating fashion. Starting with the left foot, the scheme steps first with a bright orange, wrapping it both atop the toe and the entire medial side. Volt, then, contrasts further back, setting the foundation for the Swoosh whose coloring matches the aforementioned warm tone. With the right, the execution follows a similar style, though the bold green shade is given a much larger, widespread display. Elsewhere, hang tags spell out the “Exeter Edition” themes and the sole outfits with Nike’s ever-sustainable Grind rubber.
To coincide with the new year, Nike has brought out the Vapormax Flyknit 2021 in plenty of adult colorways. And just months before back-to-school, the brand is getting a head start on what will likely be an extensive assortment of kids exclusives.
This pair, revealed first in GS, sports a simple grey and pink look. The latter dresses the outline of the lateral Swoosh as well as the webbing that adorns both the lace unit and heel. Elsewhere, the neutral takes the leading, increasing and decreasing in intensity as it transitions from the knit upper to the TPU counter and bubble sole.
For a closer look, check out the official images below. It shouldn’t be long before we see sizes on Nike.com and select retailers.
With models such as the Nike Air Max Genome and the extensive “Plant Cork” pack, Nike’s Move to Zero initiative reimagines lifestyle silhouettes via a sustainability lens. Another instance of the campaign’s efforts is the creation of the Nike Vapormax 2021, which has just unveiled a clean black and white offering that sees a subtle twist.
Although the knit, sock-like uppers appear to be plain black at first glance, a closer look reveals multi-colored specks throughout. These sprinkles of color are more clustered thus seemingly more obvious within the white embroidered side Swoosh outlines. As with other Vapormax 2021 propositions, the slightly blue-tinted Air unit is constructed of around fifty percent recycled materials. Regrind rubber on the outsole completes the design while adding traction that doesn’t sacrifice sustainability.
Take a closer look at the Vapormax below, which will be arriving at Nike.com in the coming months.
While the Nike Air Force 1 Crater Flyknit is mostly comprised of multicolored options, the AF 1 variant has toned it down with a near triple-white offering before. The eco-conscious silhouette is now adding another rather tame colorway to its growing roster—a lifestyle-friendly “Sail” arrangement.
The Flyknit upper primarily flaunts a cream shade in which a lighter hue is applied to certain areas to create the illusion of a toebox and midpanels. The off-white Sail is further applied to the suede-like side Swooshes and heel tabs to continue the tonal look. Even branding on the tongue label and heel tab opt for a Sail makeup, giving the logos a subtle appearance. A bright white, speckled Crater Foam sole unit finishes the look as an unexpectedly bold touch in contrast to the base.
Get a closer look at Air Force 1 Crater Flyknit below, expected to arrive at Nike.com with a price tag of $110 in the coming months.
The Nike Vapormax Flyknit has definitely mellowed out in the course of a year. Following its 2020 iteration, the silhouette left many of the bold, extremely noticeable recycled themes behind; and in their place, more palatable schemes began to surface like this upcoming “Oreo” colorway.
If you know of any past “Oreo” releases, then these are rather straightforward more or less. The knit is as its namesake implies, threading with a three-tone mix of blacks, greys, and whites. This creates an uncanny resemblance to the cookie itself, with thick, embroidered Swooshes seeming like cream in its thick, puffed outline. Elsewhere, the overlays and heel counter don dark, flat black finishes, while the bubble sole adds color in its see-through blues.
For a better look at this Vapormax Flyknit 2021, see the official images below. A release is sure to hit select retailers and Nike.com within the next few months.