Nike Free Flyknit Hyperfeel: The Shoe Giant Goes Ultraminimal?

Nike-Flyknit-Free-HyperfeelIn a footwear world where most companies are looking to step back a bit from ultraminimal shoes, Nike appears poised to take it’s biggest step yet toward barefoot-style footwear. A reader just alerted me to a post on Nikeblog.com about the Nike Free Flyknit Hyperfeel (thanks Joel!). It combines a woven, sock-like flyknit upper, what look like flywire support elements, and an ultrathin, ultraflexible sole.

Details are scant right now, and this may just be a concept shoe, but Sneakeraddicts.com posted a bunch of photos, some of which can be seen below. Estimated release date is late 2013.

Nike Free Flyknit Hyperfeel Sock Nike Free Flyknit Hyperfeel  Nike-Flyknit-Free-Hyperfeel-Toebox

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This post was authored by Peter Larson. Pete is a recovering academic who currently works as an exercise physiologist, running coach, and writer. He's also a father of three and a fanatical runner with a bit of a shoe obsession. In addition to writing and editing this site, he is co-author of the book Tread Lightly, and writes a personal blog called The Blogologist. Follow Pete on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and via email.

Comments

  1. Wayne Whiting says:

    Heard these are being released today. Where do I get them?

  2. cesalec says:

    Those look horrendous O_O

  3. Nike does this every few years. Remember the Mayfly?

  4. interesting…this might make me like nike for once….though i doubt i’ll buy it

  5. Jeff Bryant says:

    Maybe Nike have bought VIVOBAREFOOT and their patent?

  6. Jeff Bryant says:

    That sole looks very much like the VIVOBAREFOOT insoles, don’t you think?

  7. bob baks says:

    !!

  8. i got these on sale in LA back in October. Really good minimalist running shoe. Just ran the Philly 26.2 and felt great (in relative terms).

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