According to Nike, Flyknit is designed via a precise knit construction process that utilizes nothing but polyester. That is why Flyknit shoes are so form-fitting and lightweight, with uppers that have no traces of any seams. Flyknit shoes tend to have a varying knit construction, with gaps in some areas and tighter knitting in others, depending on whether breathability and flexibility or support is required. Jordan Brand is already set to introduce their very first Flyknit sneaker, the Jordan Trainer 2 Flyknit. However, it turns out that Jordan Brand is also dropping a brand new Air Jordan 1 High iteration that features Flyknit detailing.
Nike’s Flyknit shoes also tend to have Flywire cables knitted into them, which enhances the foot support offered to the wearer. Nike also claims that the use of Flyknit technology also makes it possible to avoid the multiple cuts and materials that are required during the construction of traditional footwear. So, wastage is also considerably minimized. Sneakerheads probably recall that this year’s April Fool’s Day Air Jordan releases 2017 that did actually arrive at retailers was the returning Air Jordan 1 “Royal.” Not only has the OG colorway become a source of inspiration for the upcoming Air Jordan 1 High Flyknit, its color scheme has also been replicated onto it.
Many traditionalist sneakerheads probably feel that the addition of Flyknit to the Air Jordan 1 High is ruining the classic and iconic silhouette, but there are also those who likely do not share this opinion. This Flyknit iteration is also nicknamed “Royal” after the model’s original colorway. Hence, its Flyknit woven uppers are dressed up in the same color blocking and scheme of Black and Royal Blue, while the branding featured on the sneaker is made up of leather. The sneaker is also equipped with plain White-colored midsoles and outsoles covered in the same Royal Blue hue featured over the uppers.
So, technically there will two different Flyknit sneakers that will joining upcoming Jordan releases 2017. However, Jordan Brand has not revealed on which precise date they will be dropping this Air Jordan 1 High OG Flyknit “Royal.”
Air Jordan 1 High OG Flyknit “Royal”