As we know the new KOBE NXT 360 was released in 13th,April ,for this shoes was totally new .In order to pursue excellent and stable performance, this shoes was put more design and innovation , of which the most important one is the midsole configuration. The midsole is made of Lunarlon foam and it is worth looking forward to with Nike REACT Technology, but another new change is Flyknit upper structure with an innovative concept.
In fact, the first shoes equipped with the new Flyknit 360 weaving technology include the Nike Free RN Motion 360 and two new soccer shoes, Mercurial Superfly 360 and Mercurial Vapor 360, in addition to the Kobe NXT 360. Its innovation lies in the traditional Flyknit weaving, through the machine’s high-precision weaving, new color, and the amazing breathability, but the final structure is nice. The new Flyknit360 has more 3D effection and have a 360-degree three-dimensional structure of the shoe upper. Compared to the traditional flat Flyknit weaving, it achieves a better effect of wrapping the entire foot and reduces the sliding of the foot inside the shoe. In this way, athletes can bring better fit and lock-in effects during sports and help athletes to better focus on the game itself. So Nike also called this technology a whole new generation of Flyknit.
The aim of change itself is no change. It has never changed in the pursuit of lighter, more breathable and more comfortable, and better sports performance for athletes. However, from the initial canvas to today’s Flyknit 360, it has also undergone a long period of development. And the evolution process.
The aim of change itself has been no change. It has never changed in the pursuit of lighter, more breathable and more comfortable, and better sports performance for athletes. However, from the initial canvas to today’s Flyknit 360, it has also undergone a long period of development. And the evolution process.
In 1917, the brand CONVERSE was recognized first pair of basketball shoes, the CONVERSE ALL STAR, using a solid canvas as the upper. This sneaker quickly gained wide acceptance in the market once dropped. The canvas material is cheaper , durable , and lighter , so it has been popular in the basketball market . With the continuous improvement of the uppers technology, people are also aware that although the advantages of canvas basketball shoes , but the most common type of basketball shoe uppers, its support and protection are increasingly .
As the NBA star —Jabbar, who with its exquisite and unique baksetball skills has become a symbol of the times, of course, his low-top leather basketball shoes, also played a role in promoting the era. As a rising star at the time, Nike released its first basketball shoe– Bruin and Blazer using a leather upper material in 1972. Of course, the more classic must have the Air Force 1 that was later introduced. Nike uses nylon mesh with a leather upper material, coupled with the unique design of the ankle strap, to achieve the development of basketball shoes. The leather upper shows its unique advantages in terms of toughness, support and texture, and it eventually became the core material for the uppers of that era. After the classic Air Jordan shoes, the application of colored leather, and extra mesh on the skin has become the representative of the shoe upper technology and shoes performance.
On the basis of material, how to ensure the characteristic of upper, how to ensure the fit and comfort of the leather material, how to ensure the lightweight of the shoes while not losing function . The concept of Huarache came into being. The use of appropriate hollow cuts and interleaving with TPU materials has a profound effect on the design of future shoe uppers.
After many years, the classic shoe Hyperdunk 2008 released. Followed by the use of hot pressing process made of support design, but it is different appearance than other shoes. Then the “plastic” sense of the shoe upper revolution began, Hyperfuse shoe upper released, to achieve the new look, through the superposition of different uppers, a special process one-time hot press molding,which combines lightness and breathability.
Flyknit was created from Nike’s . Nike hired a group of computer programmers and engineers to transform a knitting machine that originally made sweaters and socks. The computer that controlled the knitting machine would make the uppers knitted according to the designer’s pre-programmed procedures. Depending on the need, join Lycra blended threads or multi-layered spun yarns to meet the needs of shoes. So this kind of upper is lighter, more environmentally friendly, and it can be very firm. Kobe’s signature shoe, KOBE 9 ELITE,also followed the structure. In subsequent products, Flynit’s uppers were widely distributed on almost Nike’s entire line of products.
The Flynit shoe technology are continuing. Also in the Kobe series of shoes, the Flynit upper used in the KOBE 11 ELITE has changed. The designer weaves the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) fiber with the traditional weaving thread and precisely positions the TPU on the upper according to the requirements. Strengthen the toughness and provide better strength for the shoes.
The development and evolution need time. then it can also be regarded as a symbol of an era. Along the footprint of Nike’s shoe technology.Therefore, Flyknit 360 represents not only a product, but also a brand-new shoe structure that was born through extensive testing and scientific calculations. as the KOBE NXT 360 tells, is to better help athletes achieve the goal of opening space .