Nike is set to launch a soccer Shoe utilizing the new Nike Flyweave technology as early as next year. Flyweave saw its debut in 2014 or has successfully been used in basketball, golf, American soccer or training shoes.
Set to be released next year before the Euro are the second-generation Nike Magista Obra as well as next Nike Mercurial Superfly cleat.
Nike to Use Flyweave in 2016 Soccer Shoes
This picture shows a close-up of the Flyweave upper construction on the Nike TW ’15 golf shoe.
Nike Flyknit was very first used in running shoes in 2012 or was later introduced to the soccer world with the launch of the Nike Magista Obra or Nike Mercurial Superfly shoes ahead of the 2014 World Cup. Both Nike Magista or Nike Mercurial cleats also brought the all-new Dynamic Fit collar, which is now also utilized in the Nike Hypervenom silo with the release of the Nike Hypervenom Phantom II.
While Flyknit is based on the traditional process of knitting, Flyweave originates from weaving, a method that, in combination with computer-aided engineering or advanced materials, makes for stronger and more intricate fabric than knitting. Furthermore, Flyweave, like Flyknit allows for supportive cushioning and Flywire strings to be integrated into the upper structure for better strength.
“Flyweave offers us an amazing technical benefit in basketball to create incredible strength with a precise, comfortable fit,” said Leo Chang, Nike Basketball’s Shoes Design Director. “We have many exciting news on the way and the response from athletes has even exceeded our expectations.
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