Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Nike Air Max Thea Ultra Flyknit shoes are extremely comfortable, basing on many user reviews. 
  • Several satisfied purchasers have taken note of the shoes’  Flyknit uppers that offer unmatched breathability. 
  • A lot of the reviewers like the stylish look of the low-top sneakers from Nike
  • Some reviews have highlighted the shoes’ durability and well-made construction.
  • According to a few users, the Nike Air Max Thea Ultra Flyknits fit nicely on the feet because of the flexible Flyknit upper material that follows the shape of the foot.
  • The women’s Nike Air Max Thea Ultra Flyknit is versatile, according to two customers. 
  • Available in classic “Oreo,” “University Red” and several other colorways.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Nike Air Max Thea Ultra Flyknit shoes are hard to get into, several people have complained. 
  • The sneakers are slightly expensive, some say.

Bottom line

Considered as modern sneaker icons by some diehard sneaker fans, the Nike Air Max Thea Ultra Flyknit shoes continue to astound the sneaker world with their sleek and speedy look. The low-top kicks deliver breathability, comfort, and support whenever needed.

The combination of minimalist and lightweight design makes the shoes a new streetwear staple. Versatility is not a problem as these shoes are ready to go for any action.

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Good to know

The Flyknit material of the Air Max Thea Ultra Flyknits conforms to the natural shape of the feet, giving these kicks a sock-like fit. They’re the most minimal of the Air Max models with cored-out midsoles to give you ultra-light cushioning, hence the name.

Although they can be used as slip-ons, the shoes come with laces to give you an even more personalized fit.

Nike Air Max Thea Ultra Flyknit sneakers have a sophisticated, ultra-modern style that fans of the sporty look would love. Although they look athletically-inspired, these kicks can actually be worn in a smart-casual setting.

For a slightly more formal occasion, take these shoes and pair them with a midi skirt with a thigh-high slit and a long-sleeved boxy top. The bright melon colorway would look great when paired with a white skirt (preferably with details in the same color as the shoes) and a pinkish/coral top. You can also don the metallic gold colorway, and trade the pink top for a black one.

For casual affairs, grab a pair of these Nike Air Max Thea Ultra Flyknit women's shoes in the multicolor shade. Pair them with blue tights and a streamlined track jacket in black.

The old and new collide in the Flyknit version of the Air Max Thea sneakers. There is, of course, the visible Air bubble in the heels, which are as timeless as the whole story of the Air Max. They give the shoes a very distinctive mark.

The addition of the Flyknit also provides, not only a more modern look to these stylish shoes but also a more lightweight and breathable feel.

The history of any shoe carrying the visible Max Air unit almost always goes back to the Air Max 1. It is quite obvious that the Thea traces its roots to this awe-inspiring Tinker Hatfield creation. The 80s was an exciting time for the sneaker world. It was almost a regular occurrence that one brand will come up with a design or technology that will put their competitors running back to their labs and come up with something of equal significance or an even better creation.

In 1987, Nike’s resident creative genius Tinker Hatfield, after being inspired by the Centre Georges Pompidou, decided to make the Air unit three times bigger. Not only that, he designed the midsoles to be opened up and make the previously invisible Air technology there for everyone to see—just like the famed Paris institution’s internal workings. While it is now quite a folklore that the Nike higher-ups were against this, one can only imagine the ripple effects had Hatfield and a young Mark Parker (now Nike’s CEO) not persisted.

  Nike Air Max Thea

After the ’87 Air Max came a series of shoes all following the spirit and visible Air heel units of the original. However, there came a time when Nike decided that a woman-specific silhouette that heavily takes from the Air Max 1 be introduced. The year was 2013, on the 25th anniversary of the Air Max. Hence, the first Air Max Thea shoes were born and joined the ranks of popular streetwear icons.

The sleek silhouette boasted of a new slimmed-down body, and Nike creatives added a fresh new feminine look to the iconic design. However, the same old lightweight feel, durability, and excellent cushioning of its ancestor remained.

  Nike Air Max Ultra Flyknit Shoes

Nike Air Max Thea Ultra Flyknit sneakers are new iterations of the Air Max Thea. These latest versions received the much-vaunted Flyknit treatment, elevating already classic shoes to near cult status. The Flyknit cover gave these low-top kicks maximum breathability, a sock-like fit, and a very light, almost barefoot feel.

Because Flyknit technology was designed to create seamless one-piece uppers, they made these sneakers look even more streamlined and “fast.” The sleek and sporty look is further emphasized by the incorporated iconic visible Max Air units in the heels first used in the legendary Air Max 1.

The Flyknit tech which covered these Nike Air Max Thea iterations made it possible for the sneakers to weigh even less because unnecessary materials were taken off and cut away, leaving only the most essential parts behind (Flyknit sneakers usually weigh around 2 ounces lighter than non-Flyknit kicks). The brilliant combination of the Flyknit with the Air Max Thea resulted in a more modern design that appeals to both new and old fans of the silhouette alike.

  • Aside from the Flyknit uppers that offer breathable support and the visible Max Air heel units designed for durable cushioning, Nike Air Max Thea Ultra Flyknits also have cored-out sole units that deliver added shoe flexibility.
  • The heel and the forefoot areas also have a rubber material for reliable and durable traction.
  • Users get more convenience when putting on or taking off the shoes because of the presence of heel tabs.
  • In Nike’s 2017 Doernbecher collection, Air Max Thea Ultra Flyknits were included. The colorful shoes were designed by Amyiah Robinson and had shades that included pink, blue, and green. The sneakers proudly displayed Amyiah’s name along with a logo of a heart with angel wings and the words, ROCK STAR, written on it.


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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.