Nike’s new Free Hyperfeel knit shoe draws inspiration from nature to provide a smooth ride in a minimalist design. The shoe is available for pre-order at nike.com/hyperfeel and will land in stores Sept. 5.
The Free Hyperfeel has a knit upper like last year’s Flyknit, but it also features a lighter, more flexible rubber sole than last year’s shoe. Its outer sole is comprised of pistons, or squares arranged along pressure points of the foot. The insert cushion is made of Lunarlon foam and is sliced into squares to allow plenty of movement. The simple design does not affect durability, however, because the heel is made of durable XDR rubber.
The Free Hyperfeel’s minimalist design also reduces production waste. According to Nike, “A typical Air Pegasus running shoe is made up of 57 components. The Nike Free Hyperfeel has just seven. By knitting a one-piece upper, Nike Flyknit construction reduces Nike’s typical upper waste by an average of 90 percent.”
Runners who are looking for a shoe that’s easy on the environment will like the Free Hyperfeel. It’s Nike’s least intrusive shoe yet.
Check out the video below for a closer look at the Free Hyperfeel.
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