Nike Mayfly Woven – Gold

Today’s post features the Nike Mayfly Woven sportswear shoe in a gold colorway. It has also released alongside a black, navy, and grey colorway.

The Nike Mayfly was originally designed and produced as a racing flat. Touting a very low weight and minimal design, it’s wide base provided balance while its snug upper cradled the foot. The result was an ever so popular racing flat that runners used from the 10k through marathons.

Since then we’ve seen many innovative creations that unfortunately eased the Mayfly into the archives but fortunate for most of us, Nike decided to re-tool and release this shoe with different material uppers for every day wear. This version includes a suede upper with a woven design along the side along with a leather heel tab and leather insole!

As always, enjoy the photos and if you love the shoe or want to share your opinions on them make sure to drop a line!

Fit to Fly : Nike Free Flyknit

The future of performance footwear has always revolved around revolutionary fit. Today I’m featuring the new Nike Free Flyknit 5.0 in order to highlight some amazing steps that Nike is taking in respect to Flyknit and the way a shoe fits.

Nike Flyknit is a single thread knitted constructed upper that provides a second skin feel when worn. This new Flyknit blend that is used for the Free Flyknit uses about 20% more Lycra which creates a more compressive and elastic fit throughout the entire shoe.

The result is a glove-like fit for your feet which opens up a truly barefoot running opportunity for runners who want to experience a more minimal feel while out on the road without sacrificing too much cushioning. There are isolated zones throughout the upper which provide a more secure fit for the foot to the midsole so that there is no movement or separation of the foot from the shoe when running.

A truly amazing update in the Flyknit family and a sign for things to come when it comes to how running footwear will fit! Make sure to head to your local Nike Running store and experience these shoes on your feet, you won’t regret it!

Running Footwear Essentials

While at the track I decided to focus on the tools runners use in their training. Many may think “they’re just sneakers, just run in them!” but each shoe has its benefits for each runner and the workouts they do in order to become better.

Mwangi used three different shoes today: The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 30+, Nike Flyknit Racer, and Nike Zoom Streak LT

Here are some photos of the shoes and what they were used for!

Warm Up: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 30+

 

Mile Repeats: Nike Flyknit Racer

 

Strides/Sprints: Nike Zoom Streak LT

On The Track : Mwangi

This morning I took to the Bronx and spent some time with Mwangi as he did his track work out. Practice makes perfect and deal with hard light definitely requires some serious practice. Mwangi wasn’t the only one training out there!

Some Essentials:

 

Now to the warm up!

Nike Roshe Run | Azúl

Need a new every day pair of sneakers? Something comfortable, stylish, and cheap?

You won’t have to look any further than the Nike Roshe Run. Inspired by Japanese Roshi’s garb, this shoe maintains a very simple silhouette while incorporating some amazing colorways that will go well with ANY outfit you throw on.

Did I mention that they’re insanely comfortable? A solarsoft insole sits on top of a phylon midsole which provides an amazingly comfortable shoe while staying lightweight. A great summer shoe due to its all mesh construction, and at a MSRP of $70 you will not be disappointed with this model.

As always, check out the shoes and let me know what you think!

Nike Air Zoom Janoski Low | Denim Floral Print

Today’s post revolves around the Nike Air Zoom Janoski Low.

This release comes with a denim upper with a floral print all over. If you’ve never had a pair and really love that vulcanized skate shoe style (think Vans or Converse) you might want to try a pair of these. The air zoom unit in the heel really adds a great level of comfort where a lot of other vulcanized shoes lack it. It still maintains its low profile look and great board feel for those skaters who prefer it.