This week’s pick comes courtesy of Nike with its Lunar Flyknit Chukka. We’ve been trying to do something with Flywire or Flyknit models, and better late than never. From what we’ve seen, most of these shoes are performance based. It’s refreshing to see the new materials being used in this retro application, though of course with a futuristic twist here. Of course, you are paying quite a hefty price tag for all those bells and whistles.
I won’t go into too much detail about Flyknit, but here’s a great article with some videos explaining the technology. As for the materials, rest assured none of the upper is made of leather or other animal materials. In fact, these joints are so highly engineered that the uppers are reportedly made out of a single thread of some synthetic material.
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