Nike Debut FlyPrint – The First 3D-Printed Textile Upper

Recent years have seen huge advancement in technology, commonly between market leaders Nike and Adidas. From Flyknit to Primeknit, Boost to React, Futurecraft to the new FlyPrint, the brands have been consistently pushing each other to new heights. 3D printing seems the new hot topic and Nike have created the first 3D-Printed textile upper to be used on footwear.

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Now I have read Nike’s statement and decoded into a list of facts for simplicity

  • 16x times quicker than any previous manufacturing method
  • 11g lighter than the previous VaporFly Elite
  • The process binds materials such as FlyKnit and FlyWire seamlessly without glue
  • Fused intersection all for precision support
  • The technology will debut during the London Marathon by athlete Eliud Kipchoge

Nike continue to push their long distances running trainer advancements as no release date has been set for the Nike Zoom VaporFly Elite FlyPrint. Keep you eyes peeled.

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