Originally Posted by Booradley
For people who own both the racer and the trainers, what are some of the big differences? I own two pair of trainers, but I am tempted to pick up a pair of racers.
The first thing I noticed when I picked up my first pair of racers is how light they are in comparison to any other shoe. I thought the trainers were light, but the racers are on a different level.
Also, none of the racers have a padded heel collar so it gives you more of that "socklike" feeling. The racers are also a bit tighter around the middle of your foot. Regardless, I found that going the same size as the trainers fit perfectly for me.
In comparison to the trainers, the racers' knitting has a lot more gaps, allowing for better ventilation and flexibility throughout the shoe. It still feels sturdy though.
To me, those are the only "big" differences of the two shoes. Maybe I'm missing some things that a fellow NTer would like to point out. You should definitely buy a pair of the racers. Trainers used to be my favorite Flyknits but I think the Racers have finally won me over