Fitness

Nike's knit shoes that steam-fit to your feet

Our assistant health editor spends the night with an Olympian and a pair of knit (seriously!) running shoes. Read on for all the details!

Last night I joined Olympian Paula Findlay at Nike Toronto for the launch of the newest addition to the Nike FlyKnit family, FlyKnit Lunar1+.

Nike FlyKnit Lunar1+

Nike FlyKnit Lunar1+

Things got pretty steamy — literally — when the brightly coloured knit shoes were steam-fit to my feet. After 30 seconds of heating in a special machine, I slipped on my toasty new kicks and watched them take on the unique contours of my feet (curving around bunions and all!).

Nike Flyknit Lunar1+

Nike Flyknit Lunar1+

The adaptive technology eliminates the need for bulky seams and any other potential blister-causing sources, making these shoes appear weightless (seriously, it felt like I was walking on a cloud).

Nike Flyknit Lunar1+

Nike Flyknit Lunar1+

The cool knit fabric lends an especially breathable, yet supportive feel, and the custom steam contouring makes them tailor-fit to your individual running needs. In fact, they were so comfortable it was hard to slip them off once I got home. I loved the warm and cozy feel of FlyKnit’s steam-fit on such a chilly night almost as much as taking a short two kilometre run with Paula around the city. She’s a rock star, and so are these shoes!

Nike FlyKnit Lunar1+, $195, available now at nike.com.

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