Nike Unveils Their Machine-Designed Track Shoe For Olympic Runners

Nike Unveils Their Machine-Designed Track Shoe For Olympic Runners

The algorithmically designed footwear is woven from a fine mesh to create something lighter and stiffer than ever before

Leo Lutero
  • 15 august 2016

The Nike Zoom Superfly Elite is flashy but behind the bold colors and the beautifully intricate sole hides the advanced 3D technology used to build it.

At the Nike Sport Research Lab in Oregon, elite 100m sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce worked with engineers, designers, scientists and other athletes to build a sole unlike any other. The Nike team examined the athlete’s run and racked their brains over how to beat the fatigue Fraser-Pryce felt after 80 meters. Stiffness, eventually, was revealed as the golden ticket.

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