Introduced in 2012, Flyknit was developed by Nike to create a high performance material unlike anything before and reduce waste at the same time. The aim of it was to make a sneaker that would be hard-wearing and would help stop excess waste going to the landfills. 


Nike spent 10 years of research to find what would be the next evolution of footwear, the result was a specially knitted upper, made with a high strength ultra-light yarn. Producing a material that was strong, stretchy and weighed next to nothing: Flyknit technology was born.    

Every stitch of the Flyknit upper has been micro engineered, meaning it can adapt and change according to the needs of the wearer.

After its first debut as the Flyknit racer, the new Flyknit technology went on to be introduced to other popular Nike silhouettes. 

Available in such classic silhouettes as the Air Max 1, Air Force 1, Roshe and the Air Max Mercurial, shop all the Nike Flyknit collection at Footasylum now and look as fly as you feel. 

Check out the full history of Flyknit below: