Originally inspired by the foldable design of a paper bag, the first Nike City Knife shoe, released in 2002, had similarly foldable creases for flattened packability. Before it came the Pocket Knife, from 1998, a collapsible ACG shoe embraced by outdoor athletes.
Today, the new NikeLab City Knife 3 Flyknit draws from the versatility of both models, providing a breathable, sock-like fit through a one-piece, 360 Flyknit upper that’s encapsulated in a translucent rubber outsole (sharp lines on the outsole reference the geometry of the original). A rubber strap keeps the foot locked down. The shoe’s minimal design — made of only five pieces without any stitching — enables it to flatten easily.
NikeLab City Knife Flyknit Release Date
The NikeLab City Knife Flyknit is scheduled to release at select NikeLab retailers as well as online at NIke.com in women’s sizing on May 11th, 2017. In addition, each comes with a special travel bag.