When the designers at Nike H.Q we're tasked with re-inventing 'The One', it became abundantly clear that an undisputed classic and Swoosh icon, couldn't stray from the formula which has borne it's legacy. Instead of diverting design away from the original, the team rewrote the core DNA to allow for flexibility, breathability and weightlessness: Enter Flyknit. Armed with the endless possibilities and technical affordances of the knitted upper, the Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit was enabled. Clad with a premium leather Swoosh, heel tab and strap (the first time Leather has met Flyknit) and fastened by Flywire lace support, the one-piece upper honours the original design by weaving in familiar panelling, perforations and delineations that distinguishes the Air Force 1 from all others. By doing so, this eliminates the propensity for creases to form through the toe box and promotes flexibility to the silhouette.

The theme of 'Honour and Eliminate' comes to the fore again with the midsole. With an aim to parallel the properties of flexibility, breathability and weightlessness achieved with the Flyknit upper, a reengineered midsole that embodies the distinct concentric circles and pivots of the original outsole is cored out and injected with Phylon. Lightweight and with improved flexibility, the debossed AIR branded unit is finished off with icy toe and heel inserts with the 52 star tread.

The Women's Air Force 1 Mid Flyknit will be priced at $239.95 AUD | Size: Women's US 5-10

Available online this Thursday the 28th of January at 9 A.M (AEDT) via direct links on our Facebook and twitter pages and from the below Hype DC stores from their respective opening times.

  • NSW - Pitt Street Mall, World Square, Bondi Junction, Liverpool, Macquarie, Parramatta
  • VIC - Emporium, QVM, Chadstone, Doncaster, High Point
  • SA - City Cross Arcade
  • WA - Murray Street Mall, Carillon