Who was first?
I’snt this game its all about who comes to market first….
(I actually own a pair of Flyknit Trainers, I was unable to obtain the PrimeKntnt thus no comparison info to report)
On the eve of the Olympics, a footwear competition was brewing…
While Nike was preparing to take on new heights with its new state of the art technology known as Flyknit set to release on July 27th. Adidas had plans of their own and releasing its own knitted technology “Primeknit” one day before the Swoosh on July 26th. Leaving the industry speculating as to who actually had the tech first…
I was unable to obtain a pair of Primeknit to do a comparison, but do own the Flyknit Training. All I’m saying until I do obtain a pair of Primeknit’s is that the upper of the Flyknit is definitely a game changer for the better. And the fit of the shoe was exactly what I expected…
Intrigued by the competition, Ive included a few bullet points along with videos on both shoes for your reading/viewing pleasure. GET INFORMED.
Take a look at the info and tell me who think was first.
Weight: Flyknit Racer(5.6 ounces) / Flyknit Trainer(7.7 ounces)
Inspiration: Nike Flyknit was born from the common runner feedback, craving a shoe with the qualities of a sock: a snug fit that goes virtually unnoticed to the wearer.
- Back in February, Nike first announced the FlyKnit technology, a running shoe knitted together with no seams. The tech quickly gained praise from industry insiders for claims that it used revolutionary advancements in manufacturing techniques and also employed Nike’s considered program which aides in developing sustainable products for the new generation of footwear products.
- Nike more prepared to ship commercially, with the price point for both shoes ringing in at $150.
- Knitting fused yarn fine-tunes the exact amount of flexibility and support needed in every part of the shoe. No lining or reinforcements are necessary as the strength comes from the fused yarn, digitally knitted in distinct grid patterns to provide ventilation.
- NIKE embarked on a four-year mission of micro-engineering static properties into pliable materials. It required teams of programmers, engineers and designers to create the proprietary technology needed to create the knit upper.
Weight: 5.2 ounces
Inspiration: The idea came about by looking at a piece of furniture. As you might know, in the furniture industry they do a lot with different processes than we do in footwear, and knitting was one of them.
- Using the latest design tools and a new seamless engineering construction, Adidas has created a first-of-its-kind running shoe. While traditional sports shoes are built from several different pieces, this breakthrough method digitally knits the entire upper in one continuous piece.
- The Adizero Primeknit will be available in the US this autumn for $250.
- Knitting fused yarn fine-tunes the exact amount of flexibility and support needed in every part of the shoe. No lining or reinforcements are necessary as the strength comes from the fused yarn, digitally knitted in distinct grid patterns to provide ventilation. This unique seamless engineering ensures precision construction and eliminates additional materials producing less waste. The lightweight running shoe wraps seamlessly around your foot for a comfortable fit.
- “If you look at where we started four years ago, I would say it was about three-and-a-half years of working on developing the technology for footwear, and there was a lot of trial and error for sure. I mean one of the reasons why it went through so many iterations was because it was a new process, and adapting an existing way of knitting from one industry to another in it of itself took a lot of development time.” James Carnes said