We are kicking it back to the good old days with the latest release of four new colourways of the Nike Sock Racer Flyknit. The Air Sock Racer was designed as a marathon sneaker was back in 1986 and finally, after 31 years The OG Nike road racer gets reimagined with a whole new breathable, lightweight fly-knit upper. This newest take provides all-day, everyday comfort with the same sleek look that's been great since day one. These are contemporary minimalism at its finest whilst retaining a whole host of all the technological perks.
We have four fresh and exciting colours entering the store, a seasonal Olive Flak, a mouth-watering Bright Melon, a minimal monochrome white and a vibrant yellow strike all of which boast distinct qualities and fit different personalities. We are certain one of these will be a standout choice for you.
There are two adjustable straps that stretch across the upper which replace standard lacing to provide lockdown keeping your feet secure on the move whilst giving a unique style that is very current with the likes of A-Cold-Wall, Acronym and Off White bringing back the industrial belt/Strapping which has multi-functions as well as serving a great styling aesthetic.
The stretchy fly-knit upper gives a foot hugging sock-like feel whilst the lightweight foam midsole keeps you comfy for all day usage. Another great update is the sole which comes with a Nike Free pattern on the flanks of the midsole, as it is an ultra the cored out construction makes for an insanely lightweight sneaker that won't leave your feet feeling heavy after a long day.
These sneakers are a little ahead of the trend so don't be scared to rock these on the streets, be brave and dare to try something new as these are the next big thing to hit the market. The style they provide is effortless and the weightless feel is perfect for that daily commute or city breaks.
Releasing at 8:00am Thursday, 27/04/2017
How To Wear The Sock Racer
We have styled them with cropped pants as we would avoid jeans to make them look sleek where the cropped pants provide a seamless look that doesn't clash against each other. They need to be dressed one of two ways (Sporty or Smart), a mix doesn't quite give the desired effect. Check them out here in Pale Grey styled in a smart casual look, combining a cropped charcoal trouser with a dark washed denim shirt, perfect for the summer months ahead. Take it to the next level with a coloured tote and even add a cap or some sun glasses if that's your thing.
The Bright Melon have been styled with a crewneck jumper off a similar shade to further emphasise the colourway and finishes off the outfit with a warm summer vibe, the cropped pants suit the Sock Racers due to the sleek nature. And we know everyone loves to get their ankles out over the Summer, we don't get many chances to enjoy the sun up in Newcastle so we always need to make the most of it.
The Olive Flak have been styled with a long beige over coat to give a smarter street look which also fits the seasonal colour scheme and provides enriched earthy tones to the outfit. A sleek slimmer trouser choice blends perfectly with this stylist smart street look.
The Yellow Strike have taken a sporty approach so they have been styled with tech fleece joggers and a lightweight puffer jacket, the all black outfit draws the eye straight to the sneakers which bring an eccentric burst of energy to the look.