in this movie from our series in anticipation of an exclusive event we’re hosting at the Nike+ House of Innovation on Thursday, Nike‘s global creative director for the Olympics Martin Lotti explains how they created the Nike Flyknit Racer running shoe with an upper that’s knitted like a sock.

First unveiled in February 2012, the shoes have almost seamless uppers that are knitted in one piece, combining threads with differing properties to precisely engineer areas with more stretch or more rigidity across the surface as required.

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