My feet have two new best friends. 

Released at the beginning of this year, the new Nike Flyknit Air Max trainers have given my feet the perfect start to 2014. As a keen runner and gym goer, I spend a lot of time in my trainers. So to have a pair that fit as well as these – whilst looking as slick as they do – is massively important to me.

Nike_Flyknit_Air_Max_mens_orange_green_black_instagramThe release of the new Nike Flyknit Air Max marks the first time that Nike has paired its Flyknit technology with the iconic Air Max cushioning system. The Flyknit upper of the shoe provides a fit that contours to the shape of your foot, whilst making sure that you’re given the right amount of support , where you need it. Combining that with the Air Max sole, these runners are light and reactive to every move your body makes. They almost feel like a second skin.

In the three weeks that I’ve been wearing my new friends, I’ve endured hours of Body Attack, Body Pump, treadmill and road running and I’ve noticed a real difference in my training. I feel lighter on my feet and more agile in my movement… and I’ve even had comments on how cool they look. Result!

Let’s just hope they can prepare me for the Edinburgh Marathon in May. Yes, I really did sign up to that. Overly ambitious or foolish? Whatever, at least I’ll look good doing it.


The Nike Flyknit Air Max are available in the Green/Orange/Black men’s colouring. Two additional colourways will be available in January and February 2014.

The shoes are priced at £180 and available directly from Nike here