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Nike Debuts Its Lightest And Most Sustainable Shoe On Record

Major sportswear supplier is launching a new line of running equipment this summer, just in time for the London 2012 Olympics.

Sam McNerney
Sam McNerney on February 22, 2012.

Nike recently unveiled its HTM Flyknit collection, which includes the Flyknit Racer and the Flyknit Trainer+. The shoes stand out for several reasons. First, they are made from woven yarn that makes them a “lightweight, ultra-breathable, formfitting shoe that performs like a second skin,” according to an article on Cool Hunting. They are also environmentally friendly; the one piece upper uses only one material.

The Flyknit Trainer+ come in three colors, white, black and blue and weighs 7.7 oz. The Flyknit Racer, which weighs 5.6 oz and is geared towards marathon runners, and comes in neon yellow. The shoes were designed by longtime Nike creatives Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield, and Mark Parker. They will be available to the general public in July 2012, just before the London Olympics.

Check out a video that describes the design process.

Click through the thumbnails below to see more images of the new shoes:

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Image credits via Josh Spear, Cool Hunting and Nike

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