Summary

We spent 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

11 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable’ was a word that was commonly used by the majority of the reviewers to describe the shoe’s general feel.
  • The Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Low is great value for money, many remarked.
  • A large number of wearers were pleased with the shoe’s lightweight and durable construction.
  • It is lighter than any previous models of Air Force 1 because of the Flyknit treatment and new lightweight materials.
  • The sneaker received heaps of praises for its nice colorways and stylish looks.
  • One user liked the metal tips on the shoelaces.
  • The shoe provided good cushioning and adequate traction, a user noticed.
  • A few observed that the shoe’s sole was easy to clean.
  • Many were happy that this versatile sneaker can be worn everyday and paired with various dressy and casual clothing.
  • The shoe’s upper does not crease, mentioned by several reviewers.
  • The sneaker only required a short time to be broken in, a buyer remarked.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The Nike AF 1 Ultra Flyknit Low looked a bit bulky, less than a handful of users advised.
  • A few were worried that the sneaker’s soft outsole may not last.
  • The shoe, with its Flyknit upper, may not be as durable as its leather counterpart, some remarked.
  • When used for walking, the heel of the shoe does not transition quickly, one user noticed.
  • The white colorway of the Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Low looked off-white instead of starch white, a few dismayed consumers observed.

Bottom line

WIth an innovative Flyknit upper, the Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Low was eagerly welcomed by sneakerheads worldwide. Aside from its breathable upper, it was well-liked for its lightweight construction and different colorways.

Since its launch, it remains desirable for the majority of the Nike fans. Pleased with the positive experience this technologically-advanced shoe provided, many were willing to tolerate its slightly expensive price point since the shoe’s quality clearly outweighed its cost.

Facts

Base model: Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Air Force 1
Price: $140
Colorways: Black, Grey, Pink, Purple, Red, White
Special editions: 1 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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Despite the shoe’s sock-like construction, Nike AF1 Ultra Flyknit Low, with its silhouette taking its roots from a basketball shoe, promises to provide sufficient support.

Men’s and women’s versions are available. Men’s shoes are offered in sizes 7-14 while women’s models are available in sizes 5-12. The sneaker generally runs true to size.

The addition of the Flyknit upper on this version has given the shoe its elegant and plush look. Now, Nike fans can strut their AF1 Ultra Flyknit Low even during the hottest of climates with its highly breathable upper. Its lightweight construction also makes the shoe a perfect option for everyday wear.

This sneaker comes in a variety of colorways. Those who want to keep it simple and clean have the option of buying the monochromatic colorways while those who prefer bright and interesting color combinations can consider purchasing the multi-colored editions. Regardless of color, the shoe, which is considered by many as a summer and spring essential, goes well with jeans, shorts, sweatpants and skirts.

Aside from the shoe’s attractive Flyknit upper, avid followers of the brand will definitely recognize this shoe for its lightweight midsole that includes an Air-sole cushioning. This provides the shoe lasting impact protection. The sneaker is also known for its circular outsole pattern that gives the shoe improved traction.

The Air Force 1 is among the most sought-after Nike creations. Originally introduced in 1982, this groundbreaking high-top basketball shoe, which was initially made to pay homage to the president’s plane, was designed by the then Director of Nike’s Research and Development team and the now famous shoe designer, Bruce Kilgore.

This shoe, which was the first to feature the famous Nike Air Technology, became an instant hit. Two years after it made waves in the market, the sneaker’s production was discontinued. Despite this, the demand for the shoe remained high. Soon after, distributors requested for the kicks to be re-released. The Air Force 1 came back in 1986 and since then nearly 2000 versions have been issued.

The Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Low is one of best-selling editions of this popular model. This is the Air Force 1 Low that is updated with a Flyknit upper and ultra construction. The sneaker continues to feature AF1s massive midsole and soft and springy cushioning. However, this one features an innovative Flyknit upper that is form-fitting, featherweight and breathable yet durable. This new technology greatly improved the appeal of the shoe’s already distinguishable silhouette.

  • The sneaker weighs 50% less than the original Air Force 1, making it the lightest AF1 to date.
  • The synthetic leather tongue and heel tab gives the shoe its premium look.
  • Other distinguishable features of the shoe are the rubber pods under its toe box and heel which enhances Nike AF1s Ultra Flyknit Low’s durability.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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