Flyknit technology revolutionized sneakers by enabling versatile and lightweight designs for both sports and streetwear.
Flyknit is a seamless upper construction method developed by Nike, reducing waste by around 60% and allowing micro-engineering for different silhouettes.
The exact construction of Flyknit is a well-guarded secret, but it precisely engineers yarns and fabric variations where needed for a featherweight, form-fitting upper.
Nike’s journey towards Flyknit began in response to runners’ demand for sneakers with a sock-like fit, leading to the development of Flywire technology in 2008.
After years of research, Nike introduced Flyknit in 2012 with the Flyknit Racer, offering a durable and form-fitting option for marathon runners.