The Flyknit Utility, one of the latest silhouettes to sprout from the 2017 branch of the Nike Air Max family tree, is a freak of nature. Fitting, considering that it is being labeled “trail-inspired” by Hypebeast.
Sitting on the bespeckled sole unit, the shoe reveals a new take on the Flyknit upper associated with most VaporMax models. In addition to a minimalistic and reinforced lacing system, the AVFU sports an elevated ankle collar, and a foam-reinforced heel. Branding is scarce on this silhouette, with the only visible logos or marks seen being those along the medial side of the heel and a debossed Nike check along its lateral side.
The overall makeup of the shoe resembles what is being touted as the next generation of the Air VaporMax, set to make its debut in 2018.
It also appears that this release will come with a tote bag—similar to what sneakerheads received when they purchased the initial version of the Special Field AF1. Boasting 3M details and details that take queues from the AVFU, the accompanying tote bag is an added bonus.
Release info isn’t available just yet, but I expect that to change once 2018 gets underway.