Hey all...longtime onlooker into this thread and a few others on Niketalk. I've been looking forward to the general release of Flyknit sneakers ever since I missed out on the first HTM drop. Once June rolled around, I started to hear of a late July Flyknit release from employees in 21 Mercer and Nike Stadium Bowery. Sure enough, that became a July 27th launch, which was the end reality.
I got to NTNY fifty minutes early, and there were already a bunch of people there waiting for both Ice FuelBands and Flyknits. Didn't matter for me though, as they let anyone waiting for Flyknits to go right up to the second floor. I tried on both models in the Volt colorway. After some major debating, I decided to go with the Trainer+, and in my true size. The Racer definitely felt lighter, but the transparent toebox did not look good at all to me. Plus, I'm a fan of the average-sized swoosh and more volt on the upper. Don't know exactly what I'll be using these for yet (whether its for casual wear or for the gym), but all I know is that I might have to pick up another pair to hold onto for whenever my first pair gets completely wrecked. To me, the Flyknit Trainer just has the look and feel of a classic down the line. Impeccable comfort and great execution of colorways due to the knitted material go a long way.
And here's a picture of the shoes, just for kicks: