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Deconstructed CONVERSE BB JET

CONVERSE BB JET is designed for offering explosive speed. The appearance is common, but its configuration is good. The forefoot sole and shoe heel use Zoom Air cushion with Speed Plate nylon fiberglass stabilizing plate.

CONVERSE BB JET

Splitting the left shoe from middle part

CONVERSE BB JET A-A section

Separating the vamp and insole of right shoe

BB JET uses full-length inner sleeve design. The fitness is comfortable.

The full-length inner sleeve is stitched with the vamp.

The shoe tongue and shoe collar is filled with foam. It fits the ankle well.

The thickness of EUR42.5 interior vamp and inner sleeve is about 6.14mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 outboard vamp and inner sleeve is about 6.02mm.

The surface material of Ortholite shoe-pad is anti-skid and wear-resisting.

The surface material of insole fabric is EVA.

The reverse side of insole fabric is non-woven material.

The non-woven insole fabric is printed with product’s information.

The all around of twice foaming insole use upturning design to improve the lateral support.

The outsole on the inner side of shoe head uses swelling and thickened design. It links up with the concave of insole perfectly.

We can see the ZOOM Air cushion from the windowing design on the forefoot insole.

The shoe heel uses hexagon ZOOM Air cushion.

The width of EUR42.5 hexagon Zoom Air cushion diagonal is about 38.44mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 hexagon Zoom Air cushion diagonal is about 8.43mm.

The big area transparent rubber outsole touch more grounding area.

The thickness of EUR42.5 forefoot rubber outsole is about 4.58mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 shoe heel rubber outsole is about 4.18mm.

The arch position has SPEED PLATE nylon fiber stabilizing plate which is not small.

The front side and reverse side of Speed Plate nylon fiber stabilizing plate for your reference. It has reinforcing rib design on the arch position to improve the anti-torsion performance.

The length of EUR42.5 Speed Plate nylon fiber stabilizing plate is about 187.17mm.

The width of EUR42.5 Speed Plate nylon fiber stabilizing plate is about 89.54mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 front end Speed Plate nylon fiber stabilizing plate is about 2.23mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 Speed Plate nylon fiber stabilizing plate on arch position is about 5.05mm.

BB JET forefoot sole uses fan shaped ZOOM Air cushion.

The length of EUR42.5 fan shaped ZOOM Air cushion is about 54.58mm.

The width of EUR42.5 fan shaped ZOOM Air cushion is about 82.19mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 fan shaped ZOOM Air cushion is about 7.96mm.

The Speed Plate nylon fiber stabilizing plate is under the forefoot ZOOM Air cushion. The Speed Plate nylon fiber stabilizing plate offer great stability and flexibility. It can also protect the air cushion.

The thickness of EUR42.5 forefoot sole (insole with outsole) is about 16.71mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 forefoot sole (insole with outsole) is about 25.10mm. The drop height is about 8.39mm.

Some people who has worn BB JET may doubt why they feel that it’s stable and think that the drop height should be only about 5mm. The reason is, Speed Plate nylon fiber stabilizing plate cooperated with ZOOM Air cushion, so we feel the stability is quite good.

Deconstructed Report

Vamp: The vamp uses kinds of fabric material in different density. With the thick full-length inner sleeve design, it can improve the stretching resistance of vamp and reduce sport injury.

Insole: The forefoot sole uses ZOOM Air cushion with Speed Plate nylon fiber stabilizing plate. It improves the starting speed and also guarantee the cushioning resilience. The hexagon ZOOM Air cushion on the shoe heel improve the cushion when falling to the ground.

Overall: The CONVERSE BB JET uses good configuration. The appearance is common. If you can accept the common appearance, you can choose it.

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The Performance Review of Saucony Endorphin Pro +

Today we want to share some performance reviews of Saucony Endorphin Pro + with you.

  1. The inspiration of Endorphin Pro + comes from the spiked shoes. The vamp of Endorphin Pro + don’t have any supporting structure design.
  2. Comparing with Endorphin Pro, the improvement of Endorphin Pro + is the lightweight, which is due to the vamp.
  3. Due to the thinner single layer suede leather material, the size US9 Endorphin Pro + is 197g. It’s 16g lighter than Saucony Endorphin Pro 2.
  4. The thinner vamp has better air permeability, but it also means that the supporting performance and fitness of Endorphin Pro + is worse.
  5. As is sacrifices the supporting performance of vamp, Endorphin Pro + has higher request for the runners.
  6. The supporting performance is weaker. The supporting performance of Endorphin Pro + mainly comes from the built-in shoe-pad.
  7. Comparing with Endorphin Pro, Endorphin Pro + don’t have any changes on the insole and outsole. It also uses PWRRUN PB foam with full-length spade shape carbon plate. It is covered with wearproof rubber on the position of outsole where is easy to wear and tear. But Endorphin Pro +still have the same problem as Endorphin Pro, the skid resistance on wet road is not good.
  8. The colorway of Endorphin Pro +is white & silver. The appearance looks nice.
  9. So are Endorphin Pro +suitable for what kind of runners? Maybe it’s suitable for the top-level runners. As for most of runners, the performance of Endorphin Pro is good enough. It doesn’t need to sacrifice the supporting performance and fitness for lightweight.
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BROOKS CASCADIA 16 Performance Review

CASCADIA is BROOKS’ famous cross-country running shoes. BROOKS started to cooperate with Scott Jurek from 2005. BROOKS’s great exercising technology cooperating with professional runners’ experience open the history of CASCADIA cross-country running shoes. The Brooks CASCADIA 16 has been released. It uses the brand-new insole technology and outsole structure.


DNA LOFT V2 is lighter and softer:
The biggest change of CASCADIA 16 is the insole technology. The previous CASCADIA series shoes use BioMoGo DNA dynamic cushion technology insole as core. And CASCADIA16 change to DNA LOFT V2 technology insole which is softer and lighter. Comparing with CASCADIA 15, CASCADIA 16 is 5% softer and 20% lighter. The characteristics of CASCADIA 16:
1.The shoe tongue connected with the left and right shoe holes to avoid the sandstone to go inside.
2.The bottom of vamp has TPU to prevent the mud.
3.It has the installation to store the shoelaces.
4.DNA LOFT V2 technology insole
5.TrailTrack rubber outsole
6.The drop height of forefoot sole and rear sole is about 8mm.
7.The width of men’s shoe tree is 2E, and women’s shoe tree is 1D.
8.The unit weight of men’s size US9 is about 298g, and women’s size US6.5 is about 255g.

CASCADIA 16 GTX reinforcement with GORE-TEX waterproof technology:
The same as other Brooks running shoes, CASCADIA 16 also released the GORE-TEX waterproof technology version. If you also run on raining day, you can choose the GTX version. The appearance of CASCADIA 16 and CASCADIA 16 GTX is almost the same. When purchasing, you can see if the front end of the shoelaces ring has GRO-TEX tag.

The CASCADIA 16 GTX uses GORE TEX®Invisible Fit technology. It put the waterproof and windproof ventilated thin film in the shoes, which can isolate the water outside.
Characteristics of CASCADIA 16 GTX:
1.GTX version has waterproof effect.
2.The shoe tongue design can prevent the sands going inside the shoes.
3.It has TPU retaining wall under the vamp.
4.It has the installation for collecting the shoelaces.
5.The insole uses DNA LOFT v2 technology.
6.It uses TrailTack guiding rubber outsole.
7.The drop height is about 8mm.
8.The unit weight of men’s size US9 is about 326g, and the unit weight of women’s size US6.5 is about 289g.

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Deconstructed AIR JORDAN 36

The vamp of AIR JORDAN XXXVI uses Leno-weave material which can reduce the weight but not sacrifice the strength of vamp. It uses full-length Zoom Stroble air cushion with fan shaped ZOOM Air cushion on forefoot sole. The user can feel the feedback and resilience from the insole directly. Let’s have a clear look at its actual configuration.

AIR JORDAN 36 PF

Splitting the left shoe from middle part

AIR JORDAN 36 A-A section

Separating the vamp and insole of right shoe

The unit weight of EUR42.5 vamp is about 106.6g.

The independent shoe-tongue has a lot of ventilated holes which can reduce the weight and improve the air permeability.

Leno-weave is a kind of knitted way of vamp material. It not only can reduce the weight, but also maintain the strength and tenacity of vamp. The knitted way is to intertwine two pieces of warps (longitudinal yarn) and a piece of weft yarn (lateral yarn).

The stiff shoe-pad has punching design to reduce the weight.

The unit weight of EUR42.5 shoe-pad is about 26.5g.

The insole fabric is the isolating layer of air cushion.

Under the isolating layer is the ZOOM STROBLE air cushion.

The isolating layer and Zoom Stroble air cushion is stitched with upper.

The front side of Zoom Stroble air cushion has many grooves to increase the exercising flexibility.

The weight of EUR42.5 Zoom Stroble air cushion is about 30.6g.

The length of EUR42.5 Zoom Stroble air cushion is about 275mm.

The width of EUR42.5 forefoot sole’s Zoom Stroble air cushion is about 87.28mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 forefoot sole’s Zoom Stroble air cushion is about 7.74mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 rear sole’s Zoom Stroble air cushion is about 7.48mm.

Taking away the ZOOM STROBEL air cushion, forefoot sole’s fan-shaped Zoom air cushion and arch TPU stabilizing plate

The weight of EUR42.5 forefoot sole’s fan-shaped ZOOM air cushion is about 7.2g.

The length of EUR42.5 forefoot sole’s fan-shaped ZOOM air cushion is about 51.21mm.

The width of EUR42.5 forefoot sole’s fan-shaped ZOOM air cushion is about 78.06mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 forefoot sole’s fan-shaped ZOOM air cushion is about 7.67mm.

The X shaped TPU stabilizing plate of arch position

The weight of EUR42.5 arch X shaped TPU stabilizing plate is about 9.5g.

The length of EUR42.5 arch X shaped TPU stabilizing plate is about 86.45mm.

The width of EUR42.5 front end arch X shaped TPU stabilizing plate is about 61.20mm.

The width of EUR42.5 rear end arch X shaped TPU stabilizing plate is about 47.14mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 arch X shaped TPU stabilizing plate is about 1.95mm.

The width of EUR42.5 upturning TPU retainer plate on arch position is about 75.23mm.

The TPU insole retainer plate uses separating design of insole and outsole. It guarantees the stability, and reduce the weight.

The weight of EUR42.5 TPU insole retainer plate is about 7.4g.

The thickness of EUR42.5 TPU insole retainer plate is about 2.11mm.

It adds a piece of TPU stabilizing plate near to the outsole to connect the insole of forefoot and shoe heel. It improves the stability.

The weight of EUR42.5 orange TPU stabilizing plate is about 7.4g.

The length of EUR42.5 orange TPU stabilizing plate is about 92.33mm.

The width of EUR42.5 orange TPU stabilizing plate front end is about 76.66mm.

The width of EUR42.5 orange TPU stabilizing plate rear end is about 67.52mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 orange TPU stabilizing plate is about 1.85mm.

The 3 pieces of different shaped TPU stabilizing plat cooperate with the rubber outsole to improve the rigidity of insole.

The opening position of rear sole is covered with transparent TPU. The size US8-US10 uses the parts in same size.

The weight of EUR42.5 transparent TPU is about 2.2g.

The length of EUR42.5 transparent TPU is about 43.95mm.


The width of EUR42.5 transparent TPU is about 43.79mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 transparent TPU is about 1.22mm.

The XDR rubber uses upturning design on emphasis stressing position to improve the stability.

The thickness of EUR42.5 forefoot sole’s XDR rubber is about 3.47mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 rear sole’s XDR rubber is about 3.1mm.

The thickness of forefoot sole (insole + outsole) is about 19.40mm.

The thickness of rear sole (insole+outsole) is about 25.82mm.

The unit weight of EUR42.5 is about 355g.

AIR JORDAN XXXVI deconstructed parts

Deconstructed Report

Vamp:The upper vamp uses Leno-wave material to reduce the weight. It’s light and has good air permeability. The ankle position uses leather material to improve the stability. The half bottom of vamp is actually constituted by upturning insole. It uses foam material of insole to make the vamp.

Insole: It uses double-deck Zoom Air cushion. The thickness of forefoot sole is 15.15mm (7.48+7.67). The thickness of shoe heel is about 22.08mm. The drop height is about 6.55mm. AJ36 is a pair of representative defender’s shoes. The arch position don’t have foaming insole, it reduces the weight. And it uses 3pcs TPU stabilizing plate in different shapes to replace. It guarantees the rigidity of insole.

Overall: Air Jordan 36 pursues extreme lightweight. The unit weight of EUR42.5 AJ36 is about 355g.

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ASICS GT-2000 10 Performance Review

ASICS running shoes have several series with different functions.The representatives of high supporting running shoes is GEL-KAYANO and GT-2000 series shoes.The GT-2000 6-9 use the FlyteFoam technology. The brand-new GT-2000 10 uses the upgraded FlyteFoam Propel which is mixed with TPS and has more excellent resilience. And it’s the first time to use brand-new LITETRUSS arch stabilizing technology which is light and stable.

GT-2000 10 men’s colorways

GT-2000 10 women’s colorways

Characteristics of GT-2000 10:

1.The interior mid-sole uses brand-new LITETRUSS stabilizing technology.
2.The insole uses FlyteFoam Propel (superstratum) and FlyteFoam (substratum) technologies.
3.The forefoot sole and shoe heel uses GEL.
4.The 3D SPACE CONSTRUCTION improves the softness of insole.
5.The outsole uses AHAR with wear-resisting rubber.
6.The height of forefoot sole is 14mm and shoe heel is 22mm. The drop height is 8mm.
7.The unit weight of men’s size US9 is about 280g, and the unit weight of women’s size US7 is about 240g.

There are 3 important parts of GT-2000 10:
1.The brand-new LITETRUSS arch stabilizing technology
If you are familiar with ASICS running shoes, you should know that ASICS has two technologies to reinforce the arch supporting performance, Dynamic DuoMax high density material and Trusstic System anti-torsion support. LITETRUSS combines both of the advantages of Dynamic DuoMax and Trusstic System. It uses high density material on the middle part of midsole and arch position. The stability is great.


2.FlyteFoam Propel insole
FlyteFoam Propel is based on FlyteFoam and mixed with TPS elastomer. It’s to increase the resilient energy and cushioning protection.

3.3D SPACE CONSTRUCTION is different for the men’s model and women’s model.
ASICS digs honeycomb-like three-dimensional grooves into the key areas of insole to create more space to collapse and make the feet more comfortable.The 3D SPACE CONSTRUCTION of GT-2000 10 insole makes different configuration model for men and women.


Comparing with GT-2000 9, GT-2000 10 update the insole system and adjust the vamp material and outsole structure. The shoe-tongue of GT-2000 10 has 3 shoelaces fixed collar to avoid the shoe-tongue moving. The forefoot sole has 4 grooves. The flexibility and traction performance is great.

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Unboxing & Closed Look: CONVERSE BB JET

Recently, the Converse brand released the brand-new basketball shoes CONVERSE BB JET which is designed for explosive speed.

CONVERSE BB JET

The front side of black shoebox is printed with Converse logo.

The side shoe tag

The vamp is made of dense hot-melting material to improve the protection.

The vamp uses 7 couples of shoelace holes which use different shape on different stressing positions.

The 4-7 couples shoelace holes not only have round holes, but also haev complex fiber ropes. The 4-6 couples are rubber and plastic material. And the 7 couple is metal material. You can adjust them by your foot type.

The outboard forefoot vamp uses double-deck thermo-compression technology, which can guarantee the lateral support and improve the overall stability.

The shoe heel has white Converse logo.

The material of shoe upper is corduroy, and it uses thermo-compression technology on the commissure of shoe heel to improve the durability.

The inner side uses stiff knitted vamp to improve the supporting performance. It also has red three-dimensional embossing Converse logo.

The shoe heel uses double-deck shoe collar design. The inner layer of shoe collar is filled with foam to fit the ankle.

The second foaming insole uses upturning and lengthen design on the shoe heel to improve the stability.

The big area of transparent rubber outsole touch more area of ground.

The forefoot sole uses multiple pattern to improve the traction performance.

The arch part has SPEED PLATE nylon fiberglass stabilizing plate.

The ortholite shoe-pad is printed with the technologies SPEED PLATE and ZOOM AIR that CONVERSE BB JET uses.

The length of EUR42.5 shoe-pad is about 277mm.

The width of EUR42.5 forefoot shoe-pad is about 97.16mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 shoe-pad is about 4.54mm.

It uses EVA material insole fabric.

The unit weight of EUR42.5 CONVERSE BB JET is about 398.1g.

CONVERSE BB JET will release more colorways for your choice. And different colorway will uses different material on the vamp.

The black and gray colorway vamp use a kind of stiff knitted material.

The red and white colorway vamp uses dense soft mesh fabric, the inner side uses stiff fabric, and the shoe heel uses corduroy.

The black and gray model use black and white rubber outsole.

The red and white model use transparent rubber outsole.

Overall:

CONVERSE BB JET uses low type design. It has the sense of speed. It uses ZOOM air cushion with speed plate nylon fiberglass stabilizing plate.  The outsole pattern offers excellent traction performance.

The length of Converse shoes are longer than normal size. The shoelace holes are useful. You can adjust it by your own request. The stability and supporting performance are good. The drop height of forefoot sole and rear sole is not big. You can feel the feedback of forefoot Zoom air cushion easily. The SPEED PLATE nylon fiberglass stabilizing plate improve the rigidity of insole.

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The Performance Review of Jordan Zion 1

The first pair of Zion Williamson’s signature shoes Jordan Zion 1 get high attention after releasing. Many guys are expecting the performance and configuration of Zion 1. Let’s talk about it today.

Appearance: The appearance of Jordan Zion 1 is concise. It has the representative element of Zion Williamson. The Z logo looks nice.

Fitness: The shoe tongue design is required by Zion. He requires the thick shoe tongue. It’s comfortable. The overall fitness is good. It’s above average. After fastening the shoelaces, the feet can be fixed well in the shoes.

Cushion Performance: Jordan Zion 1 uses full-length Air Strobel cushion and Zoom Air cushion, which is not great, but it’s cost effective for its present price. The forefoot sole is soft and elastic. The rear sole is soft. The insole has a layer of thick Phylon. The cushion performance of Zion 1 is better than most of the basketball shoes at the same price level.

Supporting Performance: The supporting performance of single layer vamp is not good. The shoe head has reinforcement to protect. The padding of ankle position is thick, which also can offer the support and protection.

Traction Performance & Abrasive Resistance: The outsole pattern is similar to coralline pattern. It’s irregular, and the material is soft. The traction performance is great. But the abrasive resistance is not good.

Due to the shoe tree and shape of outsole, Zion 1 is very comfortable. It adds a piece of arch supporting plate under the Air Strobel cushion to improve the supporting performance and anti-torsion performance. The outboard anti-rollover performance is excellent. But the strength, anti-rollover performance and supporting performance will be weaker as time goes on.

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Deconstructed: CONVERSE WEAPON CX

CONVERSE WEAPON CX

Splitting the left shoe from middle part

CONVERSE WEAPON CX A-A section

Separating the vamp and insole of right shoe

The independent shoe tongue is convenient for putting on and taking off. The soft lining improve the comfort level

The cow leather vamp is soft.

The thickness of the shoe head leather and rubber is about 5.03mm. It improves the protection.

The thickness of cow leather vamp is about 1.77mm.

The shoe-pad leather is similar to silica gel. It’s elastic.

The multi-layer composite insole fabric is filled with foam which improves the comfort level.

The insole fabric has 3 layers. The topside is thin mesh fabric. The middle interlayer is foam. And the bottom side is thick non-woven fabric.

The CX foaming material insole has lots of punching holes which reduce the weight and improve more deforming space.

All around the insole use upturning design which fix the feet in the shoes.

The forefoot sole uses 3 groove design on the force bearing point, which can save effort when exercising.

The stack-up progressive design increase the protection.

The divisional rubber outsole reduce the weight.

The upturning rubber on the arch position increase the stability.

The thickness of EUR42.5 outsole rubber of forefoot force pressing point is about 5.10mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 heelpiece outsole rubber is about 5.44mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 forefoot sole (insole+outsole) is about 21.95mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 heelpiece sole (insole+outsole) is about 30.25mm. The drop height is about 8.3mm.

The unit weight of EUR42.5 is about 522.3g.

CONVERSE WEAPON CX  deconstructed parts

Deconstructed Report

Vamp: The black and white colorway is classic. The cow leather vamp looks great.

Insole: The thickness of CX foaming insole is about 3cm. The shoe-pad is elastic. It’s comfortable.

Overall: CONVERSE WEAPON CX keeps the symbolic design elements. After re-making, it looks more modern. The function is better. It’s also more fashionable and suitable for daily dressing.

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Unboxing: NIKE Kyrie 8

The Kyrie series basketball shoes are always popular in the market. There are already many news about Kyrie 8 on the website. It has several brand-new colorways. Let’s have a look at the brand-new NIKE Kyrie 8 today.

Unboxing:

The colorway is purple disruptive pattern colorway. It looks nice.

The shoe head uses big area of tiger stripe disruptive pattern. The main colorway is purple, black and light green. But it doesn’t have crashworthy design on the shoe head. So I’m worried about it’s protection.

The shoelaces holes are reinforced by leather. The inspiration comes from the the bandage of boxer. This kind of design can improve the fitness of shoes. It’s important for Kyrie.

There is a small piece of leather attaching the side of forefoot vamp. And it’s wave shape. The shoe tongue has thick padding, and it’s high. And the shoe tongues are decorated with gold transformed number 8 and Kyrie’s signature.

The material of shoe collar is different with vamp. It uses big area of leather. And the shoe collar is high. It’s filled with thick padding. It has swoosh logo on both sides of shoe collar.

The shoe heel design is simple. It has a pink Kyrie logo on the topside. It has four cambered cross lines. And the bottom side of shoe heel is made of black leather. The design of appearance is concise. It does’t have many lightspots. But it still looks nice.

The outsole is big and wide. The outsole is divided to 3 areas. The pattern of forefoot sole looks cool. The mid-sole has Kyrie’s signature. The rear sole has the pattern of number 8.

Kyrie 8 VS Kyrie 7, which one is better?

For the actual performance, Kyrie 8 is much better than Kyrie 7.

If you like the new models, you can wait for the Kyrie 8. It has several colorways for your choice.

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Up to 50% of recycled materials are used on Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next Nature

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next Nature is undoubtedly Nike’s most recyclable product so far, in terms of material cutting rate, recycled edges and corners and reshaping materials. The weight of recycled materials accounts for at least 50%.

Since Nike released the first pair of basketball shoes Nike Cosmic Unity, the NIKE running shoes designers were also inspired by the core ideas of Move to Zero (Zero carbon emissions and zero waste). The recycled materials of Cosmic Unity accounts for at least 25%. And the recycled materials of Alphafly Next Nature accounts for at least 50%.

The recycled materials of ZOOM X insole accounts for at least 70% of the weight. In reviewing Eliud Kipchoge’s challenge to break the 2 hours record of marathon, the designer Rachel Bull think that Nike running shoes have such strong performance which mainly depends on the ZoomX foam. If these foam are wasted, it will be a big loss. The effective solution is to use the surplus recycled foam material of insole to produce the shoe-pad.

Alphafly Next Nature re-use the superfluous Zoom Air cushion material by 3D printing and make the Flyprint and Flyknit mixed vamp fabric.

The combination of Flyprint and Flyknit technology is important to the function of shoes. Rachel Bull said, Flyknit material is pliable and tough, it can guarantee the tension and air permeability by using on the shoe head. And You can see the ZoomX foam crushed aggregates on the insole. We thought that the appearance is also a part of the product’s story. When combining the material and producing technology, it will create the new items.

Rachel Bull also said, Alphafly Next Nature’s contribution to the integration of performance and sustainability is exciting. We knew that if we could do this on the products with strong performance, it would prove that NIKE could apply this technology to other products’ lines.