Nike unveils new Flyknit sports bra

Nike unveils new Flyknit sports bra 

 
US sporting goods giant Nike has unveiled the first apparel innovation utilising its Flyknit technology in what it says is a "game changer" for sports bras across the industry.
 
Constructed with an ultra-soft form-fitting nylon-spandex yarn, the Nike FE/NOM Flyknit Bra is made from two single-layer panels that are assembled for a seamless feel, offering the best of shape, support and comfort without the addition of components like wires, pads, stabilisers and elastics. The goal of the Nike FE/NOM Flyknit Bra was maximum support and comfort, with a priority on support, breathability and cooling in essential zones.
The result is a significant reduction in materials and seams. The bra has two panels and a binding - other high-support Nike bras can have up to 41 pieces and 22 seams - and is 30% lighter than any other bra in the company's line.
 
Nike Flyknit, which debuted at the 2012 London games with the Nike Flyknit Racer, is a digitally engineered knitting process best known for its role in lightweight, formfitting and virtually seamless shoe uppers. Today, the technology is used in Nike footwear across sport, from the Nike Zoom Fearless Flyknit women's training shoe to Kevin Durant's signature Nike KD10.
 
To determine how to best use the technology on high-performance apparel, engineers and designers invested more than 600 hours of rigorous biometric testing, including motion capture and creating atlas maps a process that involves taking a digital body scan to evaluate areas of high heat, sweat, cooling and movement. Designers reference these maps when deciding what patterns to knit and materials to use.
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