February 21, 2012 BY John Kim / 8
Today, Nike unveiled the state-of-the-art Fly Knit Technology and the Nike Flyknit Racer and Fly Knit Trainer, developed after four years of precision engineering and design. Unveiled alongside the Fly Knit debut was the Nike HTM Fly Knit Collection, designed by Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield, and Mark Parker, a trio of innovative minds that has navigated Nike to unimaginable heights in creativity and design since 2002. Today, at 21 Mercer, a special showcase event was held for the new Flyknit Collection, with special guests Mark Parker and Hiroshi Fujiwara in attendance and participated in Q&A session while showing off some samples.
Three special colorways of the Nike Fly Knit Collection was set aside for a special set of the Nike Fly Knit; the White/Volt Trainer, each individually numbered from 1 to 100, were released today at a special invite-only release event at 21 Mercer, with the remaining stock being released to the public at 11 AM tomorrow. The Black Trainer will also release tomorrow at 11 AM. The limited edition Fly Knit Racer+ U.S. Track & Field edition in Blue will release on Saturday; this particular version was worn by Nike athletes during the Olympic qualifying trials in January, and will be placed on the international sporting spotlight this August, when Nike athletes will go for Gold during the 2012 Olympic Games. Continue reading for a detailed look at the Nike HTM Fly Knit Collection release event and showcase below and let us know what you think of Nike’s latest innovative touch.
Nike Lunar Fly Knit HTM NRG
02/22/12 – White + Black ($160)
02/25/12 – Blue