Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Nike Flyknit

When I initially stumbled on the new Nike Flyknit Technology, I wasn't overtly impressed, mainly because all I saw was a picture. First thought was eh, these look cool from a fashion perspective, but why weigh down a performance runner, thus limiting its inherent function - for the sake of looks? Then I read up on the shoes, I learned that the shoe is produced of a fully seamless knit structure weighting in at a featherweight 5.6 ounces!!!! For you non-runners out there, HB helps put that in perspective by noting that the Flyknit is 19% lighter than the Nike Zoom Streak 3, the shoe won by Bronze, Silver, and Gold medal winners of the 2011 Men's Marathan Championships. Pretty amazing. Check out the write up and promo video here. Picture above via Madbury's Instagram.