Originally Posted by ahhhnth
So the "sock like feel" of an unpadded Flyknit provides is more important to you than the ACTUAL FLYKNIT UPPER?
Let's say from the get-go, Nike made all Flyknits (Trainers, Lunars, Racers, etc) with padding...you're basically telling me you, "would go buy any other trainer in the nike line"
If anybody's answer is yes...you're here for the wrong reasons.
I don't see why you are trying to start a fuzz here. The general topic on hand was padded vs unpadded flyknit trainers. You targeting my personal preference in sneakers in general is very irrelevant to the debate on hand. The complete statement was 'IF I wanted to buy a sneaker with padding, I could buy any other shoe in the nike line." I don't just buy any shoe in any of nike's lines unless I have a positive experience with it and it appeals to me in multiple ways.
I will honestly say if flyknit trainers originally released with padding and racers didn't, I probably wouldn't have thoughts about collecting trainers and just focus on racers alone (given the fact that I would have tried both on and not just making my decision solely based on looks). Now we can all safely assume that the racer will never become padded as that would defeat the purpose of that shoe. With that in mind, by adding the padding on new batches of trainers, effects of the original intended flyknit was diminished but Nike had to make that move to appease to a portion of the consumer base and increase sales.
If you have seen any of the promotional or interview videos with nike design members of this sneaker, you will constantly hear that the natural form fitting sock/t-shirt like feel is an intend of their design and of flyknit as a choice of sneaker material. Adding the padding clearly takes that approach away.