Today we are attending the Nike Innovation Summit in New York City, where the brand is presenting its latest innovations, also for the upcoming Olympic Games in London.
First we present the all new Nike Flyknit, a new running shoe with an innovative upper construction, making the sneaker extremely light.
“Nike Flyknit revolutionizes running by rethinking shoe construction from the ground up Informed by athlete insights and employing a new proprietary technology. Yarns and fabric variations are precisely engineered only where they are needed for a featherweight, formfitting and virtually seamless upper. With all the structure and support knitted in, the Nike Flyknit Racer’s upper and tongue weigh just 34 grams (1.2 ounces). The whole shoe weighs a mere 160g (5.6 ounces) for a size 9, 19% lighter than the Nike Zoom Streak 3, a shoe worn by first, second and third place athletes in the men’s marathon at the 2011 World Championships.
Nike Flyknit upper is also engineered for precision fit, creating a feeling of a second skin. NIKE has created an everyday running shoe, the Nike Flyknit Trainer+, which at 220 grams or 7.7 ounces, will bring the weight and fit benefits of Nike Flyknit to runners of all levels.”
Those are some impressive specs and we cannot wait to try it out. Check out the video of the new Flyknit technology here below.
More pictures of the shoe follow after the jump.