Photo: Nike, Inc.
Nike is releasing its newest running sneaker next week, the Inneva Woven.Here’s how the website describes the design:
An intricate 360-degree hand-woven system interconnects laces with the nylon webbing to create a complex pattern that cradles the upper precisely to the foot.
In short: it looks like a Chinese finger trap.
The trend in running is to go away from sturdy, support-heavy sneakers and build shoes that allow the foot to move more naturally. It helps your form, experts argue, and prevents a whole bunch of health issues that runners with traditional shoes suffer from.
The result is really neat-looking shoes like this one.
These steps show how the shoe is constructed. Notice how the woven piece is 360-degrees, and sock-like
The sole is the same sole Nike uses on the Free Run sneakers, and can be easily bent to the national motion of the foot
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.