After I posted about my Nike Frees for Shoesday Tuesday a few weeks ago (still LOVING them!), Finish Line contacted me and asked me if I would like to receive another pair of sneakers to review and style on the blog. Being as shoe obsessed as I am (and I bit of a secret sneaker head as well), I was thrilled at the opportunity.
A quick scroll through my blog will show you that I don't exactly gravitate towards a lot of colors. My go-to is usually a white top and black bottoms. However, these Flyknits are the perfect dose of neon for a casual look. Not to mention, a lot of college students rely heavily on sneakers for commuting from class to class, so the timing was absolutely perfect. I didn't have to try to create a "back to school" look: this is actually what I wore for my day of classes and walking to Vienna Coffeehouse for homework.
As with other Nike shoes, the Flyknits are a bit on the snug side even on my narrow foot. This is due to the fact that their real purpose is for working out and walking, so it's actually beneficial. I'm wearing mine without socks which is the only reason for any discomfort I experienced while breaking them in. I would recommend looking for some no show shocks to pair the Flyknits with because even some that were labeled as ankle socks were awkwardly high with this particular pair.
I would suggest utilizing these for cross training and walking rather than actual running. The flexibility of the Frees is a bit more conducive to running, but if you need a larger amount of corrective support then I would suggest looking for a shoe from a more specific running brand like Brooks or Saucony. However, these will definitely keep your feet happy when walking long distances and are much more supportive than other fashion sneakers like Converse or Vans.
I haven't taken very many styling risks with these puppies yet, but I can envision a more high fashion approach with a white shift dress and a bucket bag. For now, I plan on pairing them with my skinny jeans and casual tops quite frequently. I highly recommend giving a pair of sneakers a shot for back to school as they are the perfect thing to throw on with casual clothes and a tote.