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Around the Office: Nike Air Max Flyknit 2014

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You ever stare at a shoe so long that it eventually became a problem because you can’t wear the damn thing due to it’s epic freshness? That’s how we felt about the Nike Air Max 2014 Flyknit. For the first time ever, Nike Implemented Flyknit to a runner featuring a 360 outsole so not only are you guaranteed comfort, but the Flyknit also makes it feel like you’re running barefoot. These aren’t your basic runners either. Look at the freakin gradient flyknit tones and the fresh combination of colors displayed on the midsole. If you haven’t scooped yours up yet, Finishline already has them available for both men and women.

Both of the new Air Max styles offer runners a lighter, more flexible and ultra-cushioned ride and are highlighted by a two-color faded airbag. Nike designers leveraged runner’s insights combined with data from the Nike Sports Research Lab to increase flexibility and decrease weight in the outsole. To further improve the design, the team incorporated unique flex grooves that encourage a smoother transition. Shaving even more weight, the designers took a cue from Nike’s heritage by using a redesigned Waffle outsole for better traction.

 

Photos: Vince Sirico

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