Yarn as the future of footwear (a look into Nike’s Flyknit run)

Nike was on to something when it debuted Flyknit—engineered yarn—in running shoes in 2012. Since then the apparel and footwear giant moved the new type of footwear material into basketball shoes. And recently they launched two new soccer cleats with the material, showing the ever-increasing move Nike has made toward Flyknit. Check out the evolution of Flyknit with my Sports Illustrated article here.

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Check out the cleats you’ll see at World Cup 2014

From engineered yarn to black and white patterns, there’s an effort to turn heads with the cleats you’ll see from Nike, adidas and Puma at next month’s World Cup. Check out the photos and information on the new offerings via my Sports Illustrated post here.