Nike Unveils the Train Ultrafast Flyknit

Nike officially unveiled its latest trainer this week: the Train Ultrafast Flyknit.

The shoe was crafted with insights from Cristiano Ronaldo and built specifically for the emphasis his off-pitch training places on "explosive, quick lateral cutting movements and hours of footwork". It also echoes what Ronaldo loves about the Mercurial Superfly, merging a dynamic fit upper of brand new chainlink Flyknit with a responsive propulsion plate under the foot.

"We set out to design the lightest and fastest training shoe... The Nike Train Ultrafast Flyknit's diamond-shaped Flyknit upper is lightweight, super breathable and linked together in chain-link like system," says design lead Rob Williams. "Nike flywire is woven through the Flyknit cables and functions like a Chinese finger trap toy, delivering a 3D containment system that locks down and engages all the way around the foot. Then, we introduced the Flex Speed plate underfoot, cutting diamond shapes out of the underfoot pbax plate in order to push the cushioning through, resulting in superior responsive propulsion for speed training."

The Nike Train Ultrafast Flyknit drops June 15 at select retailers and in six colorways.