It took nearly two years for Nike to blend two of its most hyped technologies together to deliver the Roshe Flyknit. When it initially dropped towards the end of 2014, two of Nike's most hyped creations of recent years, could share the same mantle for the first time. That first drop did indeed confirm the hype as they disappeared off shelves in a frenzy. Experimenting with tonal ranges and clear solids underneath monochrome honeycombing, the first batch delivered to and expressed expectations with the updated Natural Motion (NM) midsole complimenting the weaved upper. To take it to the next level - drop deux sees the Roshe Flyknit assume a more bombastic approach to the thread and weave. Colour is the distinct signifier of this pack, with slight colour shifts in hues contrasting against a black swoosh. Perhaps a compliment to the 'Zen' design language of the original mesh foundations of the Roshe, the Flyknit delivers a more subdued performance albeit for the performance-centric palette of Volt and Lagoon Blues in standing out from the pack. Also, while on the topic of firsts - the range extends to a Womens collection where mould limitations on the NM midsole leave a noticeably different look on the Womens Roshe Flyknit. Sporting the original composite rubber outsole in lieu of the NM flex, results in a far more original look in shape and silhouette, giving greater durability to the smaller thread count.

For a cohesion of appropriate technologies from Nike's infamous Innovation Kitchen, Beaverton took the ubiquity and 'Zen' design of the Roshe Run and combined it with the technical, performance driven material application of Flyknit to deliver what is arguably the complete application of design and comfort. By transcending the intersection of sport and style, Nike has achieved a new paragon of lifestyle footwear that will surely inspire future releases of the Swoosh.

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