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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 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 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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  1. bob baks says:


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

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

  4. Jeff Bryant says:

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

  5. Jeff Bryant says:

    Maybe Nike have bought VIVOBAREFOOT and their patent?

    • nope, just getting around it with using squares instead of hexagons lol

      • We’ll they either bought them or don’t care about patents. Check out the new Free Knit 3.0 it uses the hex and looks EXACTLY like Vivo basically have a Vivo logo in the toe

        Knowing Nike and there scummy self righteous ways they probably figure “what the hell” and even if they do something Nike will just run through the legal machine till Vivo goes out of business.

        Really sad when the big business “innovators” bet up on the truly innovative bold hard working start ups.

  6. cesalec says:

    Those look horrendous O_O

  7. Wayne Whiting says:

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

  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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