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Adidas Ultra Boost Mens

Postby sooo » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:21 pm

When the original Nike Air Max debuted in 1987, it was the first shoe to showcase a large, visible Air-cushioning unit. In 1997, the Air Max 97 evolved the technology by placing an Air unit along the entire sole. Incremental steps followed, and now Air Max builds upon its nearly 30-year legacy with a leap: the Nike Air VaporMax, which pays off the full promise of Air — to Adidas Superstar Femme provide lightweight, consistent cushioning that lasts.

The breakthrough came courtesy of new technologies that allow the Nike VaporMax Air unit to act as a standalone outsole. Where Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Femme previous Air units had to be insulated by a secondary rubber layer for protection and improved durability, new innovation allows designers to incorporate the Air and exterior layer into one holistic VaporMax Air unit. And where previous units needed to be shaped with inflexible structural areas, the new unit can independently maintain its given form, with elasticity.

The former innovation allows additional Air to be integrated into the unit while the latter allows for more extreme Air geometries that enable designers to place even more Air directly underfoot. Together, these capabilities wholly eliminate the need for a traditional foam midsole.

By shedding the weight and bulk of a foam layer, Nike Air Pegasus 83 Femme the new midsole achieves greater Nike Air Max 270 Flyknit Homme flexibility and spring without compromising structure, while also reducing weight and waste. And by placing the upper directly on the VaporMax Air unit, a pillowy sensation and greater energy response are produced.

On the Nike Air VaporMax, the Air unit is paired with a Nike Flyknit upper that integrates precise support and further reduces the shoe’s weight.

Ever since the Nike Tailwind’s debut in 1978, the evolution of Nike’s signature cushioning technology is predicated on making a single dream into reality: the feeling of walking on air.

Aeronautical engineer Frank Rudy originally conceived (and patented) the idea of a cushioning system based on an inert gas in a polyurethane plastic capsule. This provided the basis of Nike’s trademarked Air tech, and it’s been updated considerably since then. But 30 years ago, the Air Max 1 broke the magician’s rule of never revealing how an illusion Nike Air Huarache Womens works—adding a visible window on the sole to show people that they were indeed running on an invisible layer of air.

Nike’s latest innovation, the VaporMax, brings the company ever closer to that goal. Comprised of over 39,000 parts, the resulting sneaker (which drops on Air Max Day), is 4 ounces lighter than its predecessor, the Air Max 2017.

According to Kathy Gomez, Nike’s VP of Underfoot Cushioning Innovation, it took 15 tries to get the VaporMax sole right.

“To create this, we had to balance durability with stability, and of course cushioning and sensation,” she says. “It was really figuring out how to marry all those things together and find the perfect balance of wall thicknesses and geometry to create the platform that worked.”

Extensive testing in Colorado consisted of experimental soles fused on the running upper of the streamlined Lunar Racer 1 silhouette. Feedback from runners on these early versions showed signs of promise to continue moving forward.

The VaporMax sole is crafted in an entirely new way. The Adidas Ultra Boost Mensentire sole is made of TPU, with the outsole being a different grade. There is no glue in between, and the engineering Nike Air Max Thea Womens team was able to eschew extra layers of glue, foam, and rubber.

“From a design perspective, we have a goal to create a simple, elegant solution,” says Harlow. “It’s harder, but at the end of the day, the more elegant and clever it is, chances are it’s going to run like that,Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35 Donna and feel better.”

Whereas previous models like the Air Max 2016 and 2017 used the airbag as more of a mattress under the foot, the Vapormax opts to turn Air into specialized pistons that provide support where athletes need it most.
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