Nike employs legions of engineers and technicians all tasked with creating the next big gimmick that will sell millions of kicks. Who would’ve thought knitting would be the key to their latest release? Flyknit Technology uses knit and yarn structures to reduce materials in the upper leaving only the essentials to create a “there’s nothing there” feeling. The Flyknit Trainer+ weighs in at 7.7oz. and the world’s best marathoners are planning to wear them in the Olympics this summer in London. Could this mean gold for them and Nike? We’ll see.
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