Over the years, various Flyknit prototypes have emerged from the work of Nike's Special Projects design team. One of those prototypes seemed to stick -- a sock-like shoe with suede on the heel and a Nike Free-inspired sole. It blended elements of the Nike Aqua Sock and Sock Racer but firmly stood on its own, eventually earning its own name: the Nike Gakou Flyknit. Something the designers couldn't agree on, however, was the placement of the Swoosh, so they passed that decision on to the consumer, who can use the included rubber stencils to personalize the shoe.
White and black colorways of the Nike Gakou Flyknit will be available starting August 24 on Nike+, nike.com and at select retailers.
Release Date: 8/24/17 (Thursday)