Nike’s “Free Flyknit” Sock-Sneaker Hybrid Offers Barefoot-Like Flexibility

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Talk about hybrid vigor. Part shoe, part sock, Nike’s new “Free Flyknit” sneaker combines twin technologies to create a one-two punch of flexibility and stability. The sportswear giant paired the “Flyknit’s” compressive upper with the “Free’s” pliable outsole to deliver a “barefoot-like flexibility…that locks the foot in place,” according to Sean McDowell, creative director of Nike Running. Auxiliary features include a midsole for mid-range cushioning, along with an elasticized cuff that keeps the ankle fit extra-snug. There’s even a green angle: By knitting the upper in a single piece, Nike is able to slash its typical upper waste by roughly 88 percent. Click below the fold to watch the shoe in action.

+ Free Flyknit $160

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One Response to “Nike’s “Free Flyknit” Sock-Sneaker Hybrid Offers Barefoot-Like Flexibility”

  1. vanlear says:

    I dont know if it’s just me realizing this but Nike is known to abuse their workers and it’s proven that they burn the leftover rubber and fibers from the shoes. This process releases carcinogenic gasses into the air. Nike is definitely not an eco-friendly brand.

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