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What is this?

Pair of running shoes with knitted upper with varied textures in flourescent yellow-green and black.

Why is this in our collection?

Nike’s high performance running shoe, the HTM Flyknit, uses only the most essential materials and state-of-the-art knitting technology. Yarns and fabric variations are precisely engineered only where they are needed for a light, sock-like upper shoe. All of the structure and support for the shoe is knitted into the upper. The weight of the upper, including the tongue, is 1.2 ounces; the whole shoe weighs just 5.6 ounces. This is 19% lighter than the Nike shoe worn by athletes in the men’s marathon at the 2011 World Championships. Flyknit Racers will be worn by marathoners from Kenya, Great Britain, Russia, and the United States in the 2012 summer Olympics. The innovative aspect of this shoe is its... more

This is a long-distance running shoes from United States. It is dated 2009–12 and we acquired it in 2012. Gift of Nike, Inc..

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Its medium is

medium: polyester, kevlar technique: knitted label: knitted polyester and kevlar

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (each): 10.4 x 10.5 x 29 cm (4 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 11 7/16 in.)

This object was designed by Ben Shaffer and manufactured by Nike, Inc.

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