Sneaker Showcase: Nike HTM Flyknit 3rd Collection 2012

Nike HTM Flyknit 3rd Collection 2012

When Nike announced the Flyknit series back in early 2012, the brand
was lauded for the way the manufacturing process would change the way
performance footwear was designed, produced and worn. Created using
precisely engineered yarns, the new show presented a leap ahead in
terms of minimizing waste when creating shoe. In addition to the
production of the shoe, the Nike Flyknit was not only lighter, but
provided an excellent fit while staying comfortable.

Nike HTM Flyknit uploaded by Evanga

Nike HTM Flyknit uploaded by Evanga

With such amazing technology at their finger tips, Nike called on HTM,
or Hiroshi Fujiwara, Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, and Nike CEO Mark
Parker to create a limited edition line of the Flyknit that launched
in 2012. Between them, the collective has produced some of the most
iconic footwear and designs in the NIke stable. The initial launch of
the Flyknit HTM Series started with the Flyknit Trainer+ and the
Flyknit Racer. Both models kept the design aesthetic to a minimum and
focused more on the introduction of the technology in the shoe and the
shoe’s limited availability.

Nike HTM Lunar Flyknit "Volt" uploaded by NickAir75

Nike HTM Lunar Flyknit “University Red” uploaded by NickAir75

Nike HTM Lunar Flyknit "Blue Glow" uploaded by NickAir75

Nike HTM Lunar Flyknit “University Red” uploaded by NickAir75

Nike HTM Lunar Flyknit "University Red" uploaded by NickAir75

Nike HTM Lunar Flyknit “University Red” uploaded by NickAir75

For the second and third launch of the Flyknit HTM, the trio really
went to work exploring bold colors and highlighting the use of Lunar
technology in the outsole. For the Trainer, HTM went with a mix of
monotone and mixed thread uppers that really highlighted the potential
of the Flyknit manufacturing process and the control they could
achieve with the thread. However, it is really the third installment
that really set the bar as we were given a look at a few pattern based
designs and looks we could only achieve with the Flyknit thread.

Though the technology behind Flyknit is relatively new, the future for
Flyknit looks bright. Just recently, Nike announced the Flyknit
Chukka, a version of the show that escapes the shoe’s performance
roots and instead focuses on style. Which Flykit do you prefer? The
Racer, the Trainer, of the Chukka?

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