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Nike Flyknit Tech

Leather, mesh, plastic, and synthetic materials have been used to make sneaker for as long as anyone can remember. However, four years ago Nike introduced a new way to construct sneakers with Nike Flyknit.

This revolutionary tech was crafted by Nike’s team of engineers over the course of four years, and their goal was to create a sneaker for runners that was lighter than anything previously made. With the help of Nike Flywire in the lacing system, Nike was able to obtain a one-piece upper with virtually no seams. As an added environmental bonus, the one-piece construction drastically reduced the waste during manufacturing.

Through research and testing sneakers on marathon runners, Flyknit was born, and it debuted at the 2012 Olympics on the Flyknit Racer and Flyknit Trainer. Runners enjoyed the sneakers because of their low profile, and the Flyknit create a second-skin feel for people on the move. The yarns and fabrics of Flyknit hug the foot for a snug fit, and the material moves with the foot in the most natural motion possible.

It wasn’t long before Nike saw the potential for Flyknit in over athletic endeavors like basketball. The Nike Kobe 9 was the first basketball sneaker to utilize Flyknit, but it certainly wasn’t the last. However, aside for athletic applications the tech has been incorporated into almost every line of Nike’s lifestyle kicks. Be sure to check out our selection of Flyknit sneakers at CityGear.com

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