Is the Air Sock Racer Ultra Flyknit Nike's Next Big Sneaker?
The Sock Racer of 1985 is back with an update.
The year was 1986 when Nike first unveiled the Sock Racer, and for more than 30 years the silhouette has mostly gone untouched — until now. This year, the classic trainer is going contemporary as the Swoosh modernizes it with its innovative technology, Flyknit. The Air Sock Racer Ultra Flyknit bridges the old with the new, stitching an elastic, breathable upper atop a lightweight, Ultra outsole. Two straps secure the foot in place of laces and make for an overall streamlined look.
Nike has slowly been rolling out colorways of the Air Sock Racer Ultra Flyknit for the past month — with the above pink and black pairs being exclusive for women — leading us to question whether this is the next big sneaker from the brand. Check it out above, then cop for $142 USD at stockists like Afew.
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