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The future of Nike footwear from the 2016 Innovation Summit (via Sole Collector)

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Nike unveiled its next wave of footwear at their 2016 Innovation Summit in New York City. This collection represents the future of Swoosh shoes with cutting edge technology and the sort of statement product we've come to expect from the brand. There's a fully functional auto-lacing trainer, one of the most exciting Air Max designs in years, the next signature for Kevin Durant and more included in the group. See six of the new designs, which are part of the brand's push for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 Features auto-lacing activated by pressure in heel. Design led by Tiffany Beers and Tinker Hatfield. Releasing exclusively via Nike+ for late 2016. hyperadapt-earl_ayxmqnhyperadapt-earl-sole_u2zqbc Nike Air VaporMax Standalone Air unit outsole that doesn't require a foam midsole. Flyknit upper cuts down the weight of the shoe. Releasing in Spring 2017. air-vapormax_va5j2rair-vapormax-sole_zidoyw Nike Air Zoom KD 9 First Durant shoe to use Flyknit. New Air Zoom unit that's been developed over three years. Releases on 20th June 2016. kd-9_nrutulkd-9-sole_znpxjg Nike Zoom Superfly Flyknit Created for gold medal winning USA sprinter Allyson Felix. Spike plate developed using Selective Laser Sintering 3D print prototyping. Will be worn by Felix at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. zoom-superfly_verxqozoom-superfly-sole_m8ohz1 Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit Auxetic outside reacts in the same way the foot does for a natural motion ride. Duel-injection technology allows for sole construction using heat instead of glue. Release details TBC. free-motion-flyknit-run_t6xockfree-run-motion-sole_niragd Nike Mercurial Superfly Flyknit upper enhances boot to ball interaction with 'speed rib' shape. Studs map the natural contours of the foot and rests in a single layer chassis. Releasing on 2nd June 2016 with the Mercurial Vapor. mercurial-superfly_lfxme9mercurial-superfly-cleat_ff9hog Keep checking the size? blog for more info on these exciting new Nike models.

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