February 23, 2012 AT 5:00 am

Nike FLYKNIT

Shoes knit like socks,” you had me at the word “knit.” FastCo writes:

When most of us think about what we want in a shoe, a sock probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Sure it has comfort, but what about stability? And how about some support?

Nike is filling in those blanks with its newest line, Nike Flyknit, which will make its big splash in the Olympics. Four years in the making, Flyknit is the product of an entirely new shoe-making process that can produce a single, lightweight knit upper (tongue included). The resulting intricate patchwork of yarn, cables, and fabric boasts a heretofore unseen look and feel.

[via @SignatureNeedleArts]

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1 Comment

  1. Related: Sh*t Barefoot Runners Say ;-)

    As the video says, I like barefoot running, but can’t afford the shoes!

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