Nike has unveiled new running show they have created called the Nike Free Hyperfeel which has been designed to intuitively move with the foot and has been created using Dynamic Flywire inspired by ligaments and Lunarlon foam.
The Nike Free Hyperfeel running shoe that mimics the intricate workings of the human foot where the Lunarlon foam of the sole replicates the cushioned pads under the foot and the outsole protects like hardened skin on the sole.
Tony Bignell, VP of Nike Footwear Innovation explains: “Nike Free Hyperfeel has fewer total shoe parts and places the foot directly on top of responsive Lunarlon foam,”-“The shoe acts as extension of the foot and delivers a natural motion sensation for the runner.”
Harking back to Nike co-founder and Oregon Track & Field coach Bill Bowerman, the Nike Free Hyperfeel is structured on a waffle outsole that is reengineered with strategically placed pistons, reflecting key pressure points. Highly durable XDR rubber is added in high-wear heel areas.
Articulated Lunarlon foam mirrors the flexible, knife-cut cushioning used in Nike Free footwear, but here it is the only intermediary layer between foot and outsole — minimal layers for maximum sensation. (An optional sockliner is included for a personalized fit.)
FIT AND SUPPORT
Nike Flyknit in the upper provides a compression fit and support where needed without unnecessary structure or weight. Nike Flywire cables lend additional support to help lock the foot down. The upper’s seamless construction significantly reduces the number of shoe components: A typical Air Pegasus running shoe is made up of 57 components. The Nike Free Hyperfeel has just seven. By knitting a one-piece upper, Nike Flyknit construction reduces Nike’s typical upper waste by an average of 90 percent.