THE NIKE AIR ZOOM TYPE RELEASES JUNE 5
Unexpected geometries and hand-made detailing are hallmarks of the new Nike Air Zoom Type. The shoe’s form finds its shape from an initial prototype for the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next%, but rather than set for record-breaking, the Air Zoom Type is engineered to solve for stress on the body and feet during a full day out.
The shoe has two Zoom Air pods in the forefoot and a supportive TPU plate running through the midsole. Both technical elements are housed within a plush foam and help create a new underfoot experience and sensation. The silhouette, stance, material choices and detailing celebrate Nike’s irreverent approach to performance design, with an eye to progressive solutions for all athletes.
“We took the original prototype, scanned it and then reverse-engineered it for daily wear,” says Lee Gibson, Nike Design Lead. “For example, the TPU plate provides some of the modulation of the Alphafly carbon plate, but doesn’t give as aggressive of a rocking sensation.” #sneakpeeks