Nike’s Rise React Flyknit is right around the corner, so the Swoosh have finally offered up a closer look at the sock-like runner ahead of its debut. The design, which is premiering in striking ‘Sonic Yellow’, acts as a high-top successor to the original Epic React, ditching that runner’s lacing while simultaneously hopping on the sock sneaker bandwagon.
While the upper has received a major overhaul, the Epic React’s original sole unit remains intact. Slip-on fit aside, the biggest change is the addition of a leather overlay that works in conjunction with the moulded heel counter to offer added support and lockdown, while also hiding the seam that runs up the heel of the Flyknit construction.
The Swoosh’s ‘Sonic Yellow’ React Rise Flyknit drops September 1 via Nike.com and select Nike retailers.