Nike Flyknit technology, introduced in 2012, resulted in the first sneaker with knit uppers, a solution for runners who sought a sock-like fit. The revolutionary yarn-knit single-strand fabrication technique allows structure and support, creating a shoe that is both formfitting and exceptionally lightweight. Knitting also dramatically reduced the wastage associated with pattern cutting. This Flyknit One Lunarlon was designed by Mark Parker (Nike’s CEO), Tinker Hatfield, and Hiroshi Fujiwara (founder of Fragment Design).
Nike / Flyknit One Lunarlon, 2012–13 / Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, S13.0019.AB