Colourway: SQUADRON BLUE / PURE PLATINUM - OBSIDIAN - WHITE
Style Code: 554969-400
Release date: 1st February, 2014
I kicked off the Flyknit Chukka Blog series with the original Wolf Grey colourway that released in June 2013. Unfortunately I missed out on the very limited HTM Flyknit Chukka release of 2013 also so I decided that the next best option was to track down these Squadron Blue Chukka’s.
In my opinion, these sneakers look very similar to the HTM model and were far easier to get my hands on.
The subtle blend of Squadron Blue and Obsidian provides the overall flyknit upper with a both dark and light blue material. Pure Platinum and Wolf Grey colours combine to run a white/silver tone through the blue thus creating a stark contrast that has proved highly popular amongst sneakerheads.
The shoe features a white swoosh that matches the colour of the midsole. Unlike previous Flyknit Chukka releases, this colourway features a speckled sole with touches of Squadron blue speckles spread across the entire midsole.
This colourway sold out very fast across Europe and Worldwide and it is very difficult to find a new pair for sale. At the time of writing this blog there were few pairs available for sale on Ebay or Klekt. If you do manage to see them for a reasonable price I advise that you buy them before someone else seizes the opportunity.
Colourway: Team Orange/Black-Laser Orange-Volt
Style Code: 526628-808
Release date: 1st October 2013
The “Team Orange” Flyknit Racer is also commonly nicknamed the “Cheetos” racer. Its’ bright orange colour is similar to the popular American cheese flavoured snacks that share the name “Cheetos”.
The upper flyknit material consists of team orange and laser orange blending across each other. The jet-black swoosh provides a stark contrast to the bright orange colours that makes the shoe pop. This colourway was one of the first flyknit racer sneakers to have a full all round colour instead of a half colour/half black silhouette design.
If you are looking to purchase this colourway then you can expect to pay quite a bit more than their original retail price. During 2015 it was quite difficult to pick up a pair of these for a reasonable price, my advice is to wait and see if a pair pops up on eBay or Klekt. Very few pairs come up for sale below €250 so be sure to pounce if the opportunity arises to snag a pair below the average deadstock market price.