This Friday, Nike will finally be releasing the ever-elusive Nike Flyknit Racer “Multicolor 2.0” stateside. With leaks dating back to last year, this very popular colorway that turns pink, blue and volt yarn into something beautiful has been on the minds of sneakerheads everywhere, especially those poor saps who missed out on the first release back in 2013. Who wasn’t one of those poor saps two years? Why, yours truly, of course. I’ve been enjoying my Racers for two years now and while I admittedly never run in them (way more comfortable running in either Air Max, Frees or Boost), they immediately became a regular part of my “walking shoes” rotation from the day I copped them.
Before everybody starts lining up virtually in the hopes of securing a pair this Friday, let’s take a look back at the “Multicolor 1.0” release that caused a frenzy here in the US.