There’s nothing quite as comfortable as wearing a sweater knit by a grandparent, right? That’s why Nike started using digital knitting machines to create its colorful Flyknit sneakers back in 2012, and why Ikea has now adopted the same technology to create a pair of chairs designed to pamper your posterior.
If you're a company like Nike, what happens when you slap together two of your most innovative shoe technologies? Well, in this case, you get the Free Flyknit.
A year on, Nike's Flyknit technology (a second skin, if you will) continues to permeate the company's running shoe line. Today Nike announced the Flyknit Lunar1+, an ultra lightweight, all-purpose runner that combines a Flyknit upper with a cushy Lunarlon bottom.
Nike is showing off its latest technology for the upcoming 2012 Olympics in London and the focus seems to be: lighter, lighter and more lighter. The highlight tech was Flyknit, a sort of yarn and fabric material that is engineered to be featherweight, formfitting and virtually seamless.