Summary

We spent 6.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • A large percentage of buyers observe that the AF1 Flyknit Low runs true to size.
  • The majority of online shoppers are satisfied with the comfort brought by the shoe.
  • Many wearers found these kicks durable.
  • People can own a legendary Nike sneaker that’s lighter than ever when they get the Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit Low.
  • The encapsulated Air-Sole unit gives premium cushioning and impact protection.
  • The toe and heel have rubber pods underneath, making the shoe durable.
  • The shoe has pivot points, allowing smooth multi-directional movement.
  • A small number of users love wearing the shoe during summer.
  • Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit Low is a stylish shoe, according to a few owners.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe is expensive.
  • A couple of consumers complain that the shoes felt narrow.

Bottom line

Both Air Force 1 collectors and casual sneaker wearers will love the aesthetic and comfort of the Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit Low. This reiteration belongs to the lightest of Nike Air Force 1 models.

Although Nike completely changed the material of the upper to apply their innovation, the panel applications help the shoe take the form of the legendary '80s sneaker. At an uptick in price because of the premium materials and tech, sneaker fans still consider this shoe worth its price tag.

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Facts

Rankings

A top 10% best sneaker
A top rated Nike sneaker
Top 1% most popular sneakers
It has never been more popular than this July

Expert Reviews

  • First look | The Sole Supplier |

  • First look | Swoosh

  • First look | Max Cruz

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The Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit Low is a shoe for men and women. The shoe has support in the most needed areas. It stretches according to the contours of the foot for a comfortable fit. The knitted upper wraps around the foot like a sock. Also, it has laces at the front, allowing a snug fit.

The Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit Low is considered the lightest model among all AF1s. Its Flyknit panels are strategically crafted to give dimension and lines that mimic the look of its heritage shoe. The heel tab and the tongue are made of synthetic leather which helps achieve a high-end look. It is best worn with shorts, jeans and pants. It also works with smart casual outfits.

Most people are impressed with the comfort they experience when wearing the Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit Low. All thanks to the combined technologies of the encapsulated Air unit and the Flyknit upper, wearers are given excellent cushioning and breathability. The shoe is also a lightweight package.

The Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit Low is a fusion of Nike’s renowned sneakers: The Air Force 1 sneakers and the Flyknit technology. People saw it coming in 2015 with Nike’s obsession with their innovative knitted upper. And in the same year, various pop culture websites had a first look feature of the silhouette in an all-white colorway. Nike Designer Jonathan Johnsongriffin spearheaded the creation of the Air Force 1 Flyknit models. The mid-tops and low-tops were released in 2016.

Its original silhouette, the Air Force 1 has been dominating the sneakers scene since its release in 1982. It was initially a basketball shoe named after the airplane that’s being used by the President of the USA. Designed by Bruce Kilgore, it was the first hoops shoe applied with the Nike Air technology. It transformed the games of NBA players such as Charles Barkley and Moses Malone.

The shoe also has a place in the hearts of people that are into hip-hop culture. Although it was the Air technology on the pedestal when the AF1 was first released, it’s now the shoes’ iconic status that’s being greatly admired. As of 2005, 12 million pairs of these were sold.

Before coming up with the innovative upper, Nike spent more than a decade of research to create the next evolution of footwear. Ultimately, the footwear giant received feedback from runners. These athletes wanted to have a shoe that has a snug fit like that of a sock. Nike began its quest with the cooperation of programmers, designers, and engineers to create a product that caters to this need.

The teams were compelled to produce a knitted upper bearing static attributes for durability and structure. They also refined the precise application of breathability, support, and flexibility in a single layer. The result was the Flyknit technology, which is extremely lightweight, virtually seamless and formfitting.

  • The Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit Low is 50% lighter than its heritage shoe. This was made possible by the Flyknit upper.
  • Some colorways of the Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit Low have a multi-color aesthetic.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com