Nike Joyride is the name of the newest sneaker innovation from the athletic giant and it introduces a style that provides a unique sensation that's said to be "almost like running on bubbles." This is because the Joyride sneaker integrates a proprietary cushioning system from Nike that involves thousands of TPE (a copolymer of plastic and rubber) beads.
Within the Nike Joyride shoe, the scale of the pods vary based on how the foot strikes the ground in motion—while the heel pods are larger for the purposes of absorbing impact, the pods stationed near the front of the shoe help to support forward motion.
The new line of running shoes from Nike shares five iterations, the first of which is the Nike Joyride Run Flyknit. There will also be the Nike Joyride Optik specifically for women and the Nike Joyride Nova for kids.