July 20, 2012 BY John Kim / 1
The current state of Nike Innovation focuses more on ‘re-invention’ rather than anything else, and the Flyknit is the perfect example of re-inventing an already perfect sneaker into something visually and technically stunning. Nike Sportswear recently showcased the new innovation at the Flyknit Collective Workshop No. 2 in New York City recently, and it was there that this sick new multi-colored Flyknit Trainer was spotted. The true potential of Flyknit is just at its beginning stages of being tapped, so where Flyknit could end up all depends on how far Nike decides to stretch it – even Creative Director Ben Shaffer doesn’t count out a potential Nike SB Flyknit (although it would seem that Flyknit wasn’t built to withstand the high level of wear-and-tear experienced in skating). Your thoughts on this sick new colorway of the Flyknit Trainer and the potential of Flyknit across multiple sports? Let us know what you think and find out more as Complex sits down to talk Flyknit with Nike’s Todd Jordan (former SB rider).