Nike Air Footscape Magista Flyknit FC
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The Nike Air Footscape Magista Flyknit FC runs true to size coming in a one-piece and tongue-less stretchable upper that fits well to the contours of the feet. It is only available in men’s sizes ranging from US size 6 to 14. It only comes in medium – D width.
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. While the aesthetics can sometimes be overwhelming with its honeycombs-like fabric comprising the Flyknit upper, premium leather heel back, and waffle rubber outsole, the soccer-influenced design is its major catch as fans of the Nike Magista Obra, the shoe that inspired its design, have also taken into liking the Magista premium Flyknit’s design and build.
The shoe was originally offered in three tonal colorways, white, blue and black, during its release in January 2015. Soon the popular design came in more exclusive colors that include the all-black, Burgundy, wolf gray, sail, dark obsidian, and turquoise releases.
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 people, the design really doesn’t work for their daily choice of clothing and style choices.
With the inspiration coming from the Nike Air Footscape and the Magista soccer cleat, it is fairly apparent that comfort and style are among the best elements of the Nike Air Footscape Magista Flyknit FC. The shoe features a lightweight Flyknit upper with a Nikeskin tonal Swoosh logo, a premium leather heel counter, Freemotion tooling and an air sole unit encapsulated in the heel. The shoe also has an ultra-comfortable Phylon midsole for cushioning and a firm rubber outsole.
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. 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.
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.
It took Nike more than a decade to come up with a new technology that would revolutionize the future of footwear. The lightweight Flyknit technology is now being used in performance-engineered footwear such as training, running, soccer, basketball, and lifestyle shoes released by the company. The Flyknit technology also boasts that it is two ounces lighter than regular cut and sew shoes.
The Flyknit fabric is now extensively used in various sport's shoes with the likes of popular soccer player Mario Gotze wearing the Nike Magista Flyknit soccer cleat in 2014.
Since its first release January 2015, the shoes have been a success for Flyknit technology evidenced by some 14 regular and exclusive releases of the line.
- Thin Flyknit upper molds well to the contours of the feet for lightweight support.
- Ultra-comfortable Phylon midsole provides needed cushioning and comfort.
- Air cushioned heel gives the needed shock absorption and stability.
- Waffle rubber outsole gives them traction and durability.