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Design Spotlight: Nike Flyknit Technology

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In big news for minimalist footwear fans, Nike unveiled its new Flyknit technology at yesterday’s Nike Innovation Summit. Nike’s Flyknit shoes are precisely engineered to be formfitting, featherweight and void of any excess material. The single-layer upper support and tongue weigh an absurdly light 1.2 ounces, and the whole shoe clocks in at a mere 5.6 ounces for a size nine. That’s more of a second skin than a traditional shoe. The Racer was designed with marathon runners in mind, and Nike says the world’s best Olympic runners from all over the world will wear the shoe in London this summer.

Nike also unveiled its Flyknit Trainer+, which at just 7.7 ounces will showcase the benefits of Nike’s Flyknit technology to runners of all levels. And while elite athletes are getting advanced copies, us regular guys can look for Nike’s new Flyknit shoes on store shelves this July.

More photos and a video after the jump.

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