Who should buy the Nike Air Footscape Magista Flyknit FC

Add the Nike Air Footscape Magista Flyknit FC sneaker to your collection if you:

  • liked the Nike Magista Obra
  • want a technology-packed model
  • want a soccer-inspired model that is designed for lifestyle use not for performance

Nike Air Footscape Magista Flyknit FC logo

The inspiration of the Air Footscape Magista Flyknit

The creation of the Nike Air Footscape Magista Flyknit FC (Football Club) is hugely influenced by the popularity of the popular Nike Magista Obra soccer cleat. 

Nike Air Footscape Magista Flyknit FC laces view

This pronounced influence of the highly successful soccer cleat is highly visible in the shape and silhouette of the shoe which resembles that of the soccer cleat minus the spikes but retaining its sock-like appearance and extremely lightweight midsole.

A lifestyle sneaker, not a performance shoe

Marketed as a casual lifestyle sneaker than an actual soccer trainer, the Nike Air Footscape Magista Flyknit FC comes with an ultra-modern sock-like appearance that feels dope upon first entry. 

Nike Air Footscape Magista Flyknit FC socklike

While the aesthetics can be overwhelming with its honeycombs-like fabric, which has a Flyknit upper, leather heel back, and waffle rubber outsole, the soccer-influenced design is its major catch as fans of the Nike Magista Obra have also taken into liking its build.

Nike Air Footscape Magista Flyknit FC front view upper to toe

Nevertheless, in spite of its popularity, the sock-like appearance may be a bit off for some who would want a more simplistic look for their casual shoes. It doesn’t even help that, for some, the design really doesn’t work for their daily choice of clothing and style choices.

Flyknit upper of the Footscape Magista FC

The Nike Air Footscape Magista Flyknit FC widely uses the popular Flyknit technology in its upper giving it a more futuristic look with the woven technology now widely being copied by other popular footwear brands.

This thin Flyknit upper molds well to the contours of the feet for lightweight support. It also features a premium leather heel counter and a Freemotion tooling. It is fairly apparent that comfort and style are among the best elements of this silhouette.

Nike Air Footscape Magista Flyknit FC heel counter

Well-cushioned and grippy

An air sole unit encapsulated in the heel. The air cushioned heel gives the needed shock absorption and stability. 

Nike Air Footscape Magista Flyknit FC heel sole

The shoe also has an ultra-comfortable Phylon midsole for cushioning and comfort and a firm rubber outsole. The waffle rubber outsole gives them traction and durability.

Nike Air Footscape Magista Flyknit FC outsole

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Sock
Top: High
Inspired from: Football
Collection: Nike Air Footscape, Nike Flyknit, Nike Air
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Material: Knit, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
Technology: Phylon

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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.