UPDATE: The Nike Flyknit Racer 'Blackout' just landed on SNKRS and sold out almost immediately. It's a certified banger so let's hope the Swoosh have some shipping containers packed full of the knits, heading towards your local retailer. We'll let you know if we hear anything.
Traditionally the Flyknit Racer has been Nike’s go-to shoe for intense splashes of colour. It’s worn pink bursts of ‘Fireberry’ and donned the tequila sunrise that is the ‘Total Orange’ – not to mention its ever-growing ‘Multicolour’ catalogue.
So it’s rare and refreshing to see the shoe embrace the darkness like this ‘Blackout’ does. The upper is covered with black and anthracite to make it look like it’s just crawled out of a coal mine, while the midsole has been two-toned in black and white. The combo makes for a super dope make-up, and one that’s bound to slink off shelves and into the shadows on release.
The Nike Flyknit Racer Blackout will be available on September 8 from Nike online.
– Originally published September 5, 2016.