Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Mid Style
Having its roots coming from an iconic basketball shoe, the Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Mid does not limits its style capabilities as to just being an athletic shoe. With its stylish design and fresh and colorful colorways, the shoe has proven its versatility and functions as a fashion shoe as well.
The shoe can be a good choice as a complement for a street-style outfit when going out with some friends or a casual attire when running errands. It can go well with a pair of skinny jeans or a pair of joggers or jogger jeans.
Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Mid History
The first Air Force 1 was released back in 1982 and it became one of Nike’s iconic shoes. Since its first release, the silhouette has encountered multiple iterations already. By 2016, the Nike brand made a new iteration to the Air Force 1 profile. The idea of bringing the iconic shoe into a futuristic image without ruining its legacy, made the Nike brand to combine the high top Air Force 1 silhouette with its lightweight and breathable Flyknit technology, thus, the creation of the Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Fyknit.
The whole process of creating the shoe all began when the designers of the Nike Sportswear went to Paris in summer and did some hot strolls around the city for 12 hours to seek inspirations. They came up with the idea of making a lot lighter and a more flexible shoe as well as improving the fitness and decreasing the creasing tendency on the toe vamp of the shoe.
Jonathan Johnsongriffin, Nike Footwear Design Director, manually joined a Flyknit upper in dark grey with an Air Force 1 sole, 3D-printed prototype. With a black marker, he added the Nike Swoosh along with the eye soles.
The design Johnsongriffin made was favored, since it retained the legacy of the original Air Force 1 silhouette. The comfort of the Nike Roshe One was also added to the new design. The whole design team for the Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit went on creating a sample of the shoe and used the Flyknit material in multicolor. With a team composed of footwear engineers, 3D designers, developers, Flyknit programmers, last engineers, and product line managers, the development of the shoe was officially on the road.
The whole team worked together to bring the shoe into life and also to be able to maintain the essence of the Air Force 1. The team successfully produced a very lightweight shoe and micro-engineered the details on the stitching of the upper of the shoe providing great comfort and super light feeling. The Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Mid is technically the Air Force 1 Mid that is draped with a Flyknit upper and light construction.
Two Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit shoes were first produced. One was in a University Red colorway which belonged to the Nike Sportswear while the other was the classic Air Force 1 all-white colorway which belonged to NikeLab.