The Nike Free Flyknit has a construction that grips a foot like the band of a sock, changing the way a traditional shoe design applies pressure to the top of the foot. High-performance clothing is more like an extension of your own skin. Nike plays off this idea with the sock-like design of this running shoe. The tight, fabric-like weave is breathable and allows a greater range of flexibility for athletes an runners as well.
The shoe consists of a knit upper piece, which reduces the amount of material typically used in sneaker constuction by 88%. The knit is connected to a Nike Free 5.0 midsole, which provides an average amount of cushioning. The Nike Free Flyknit is currently available for pre-order, but will not be globally released until August.
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The Nike Free Flyknit Grips the Foot Like a Sock
1. Sock-like Design - The Nike Free Flyknit introduces a sock-like design that revolutionizes traditional shoe construction.
2. High-performance Clothing - The concept of high-performance clothing as an extension of the skin opens up opportunities for innovative designs and materials.
3. Flexible Athletic Footwear - Athletes and runners can benefit from the increased flexibility and breathability offered by sock-like sneakers.
1. Sportswear - The sportswear industry can capitalize on the demand for innovative and comfortable athletic footwear.
2. Textile - The textile industry can explore new materials and techniques to create flexible and breathable products.
3. Footwear - The footwear industry has the opportunity to disrupt traditional shoe design by incorporating sock-like construction and comfort.