At $200, I really did give Nike a chance but have no choice but to compare to Adidas Boosts which the UBs are even $20 cheaper. At this point, I prefer Adidas primeknit, which is softer to the touch than Nike flyknit and feel more luxurious overall. Primeknit feels like a soft suede and the flyknit feels rough to the touch in comparison.
I purchased these due to the new midsole design and air unit, but Adidas boost is still more comfortable than the zoom air in these. Nike could have easily gave us zoom air to very tip toe of the shoes but I get it, they want to make you wait a decade (or 2) of evolution where as Adidas gave its consumers full length boost technology within 2 years from the very first boost release.
These do look visually appealing with the single color volt air unit and clear sole. Surprised Nike didn't give it the usual fade air unit colorway like they usually do the first years of premiering a new air max sole then single colors the following years. Waiting to see the low top version of these with a free unattached tongue and awaiting the release of the Vapor Max hopefully later this year. Nike definitely has been going downhill the last few years and need to give consumers what they want to see since our younger days, full length 360 degree air units.