Until recently, the details surrounding release dates for Nike’s Flyknit Trainer+ have been as sparse as this shoe is innovative. Representing both the natural evolution of Nike’s 40 years in the running footwear business and, in more recent years, cutting edge designs that include the Sock Racer, the Air Current, and the MayFly, the FlyKnit Trainer+ proves that future advancements in sportswear don’t have to be at odds with the environment. Its sock-like upper reflects the input of top Nike trendsetters like Tinker Hatfield, Nike CEO Mark Parker and attaches directly to the sole, resulting in a shoe that weighs in at under 6 ounces.
Now, don’t be hard on yourself if you haven’t seen these particular colorways before, what Nike calls University Red and Blue Glow; that’s because they were part of a unique regional release limited to only three Nike stores in Eugene, OR, which were all nearby the 2012 Track & Field Olympic Trials held in Nike’s own backyard. Limited to only 400 pairs of these colors, they’re definitely the pinnacle of beauty that have somehow continued to fly under the radar to the point now where there aren’t any left (at least that aren’t for resale). The good news, however, is that the FlyKnit Trainer+ is set to be launch in a range of other colors very soon, giving everyone else a chance to feel exactly what we never knew we were missing. via: Crooked Tongues