Compared to all the new sole tech coming out, the materials most makers use for shoe uppers has remained fairly constant the past few years. Flyknit was a world-changer when it came out and Nike quickly applied it to many other models and now it's found its way on to a pair of J's, too.
This isn't the first Jordan to receive a knit-makeover—that honor goes to the Air Jordan I Flyknit from last year, but this follow up could mean we're only getting started with a new kind of retro from Jordan Brand. The Air Jordan 3 Flyknit is executed in a murdered-out colorway save for an icy clear sole but the shoe's designers have played around with the texture of the weave to represent those iconic "elephant skin" panels.
Would these be the lightest Jordans you could rock? No doubt they'd feel lighter than a full leather shoe on court but we have a feeling these kicks are going to be reserved rather than used for pick-up games. Do you think Flyknit on a classic like the AJ3 is even a good idea in the first place or is this something that should have been left on the drawing board?