Nike Football debuts the Nike Vapor Laser Talon that incorporates a revolutionary 3D printed plate that will help football athletes perform at their best. In a version built to master the 40, the Nike Vapor Laser Talon weighs a mere 5.6 oz. and is specifically designed for optimal traction on football turf and helping athletes maintain their “drive stance” longer. Expect to see these on the feet of many athletes at the NFL combines this week.
The plate of the cleat is crafted using Selective Laser Sintering technology (SLS) and is the sport’s first 3D printed plate. SLS is a manufacturing technique using high-powered lasers to fuse small particles of materials into a 3-dimentional shape. The SLS process allows for the engineering and creation of shapes not possible with traditional manufacturing processes, as well as the ability to make design updates within hours instead of months to truly accelerate the innovation process to never seen speeds.
Imagine a world in the future where we will able to purchase and print athletic gear at home!
Kidrobot’s Dunny went on vacation to Chernobyl, which turned out to be a bad idea. Glow In The Dark (GID) and semi-translucent, Meltdown Dunnys are 8 inches tall, featuring bleeding red eyes and what’s left of his pet fish. Available in 4 different colorways and in limited quantities right now at Kidrobot.com.
One of my new favorite things to eat in Atlanta is the Lobster Roll at The Optimist. It is only available on their lunch menu, but that’s more convenient for me anyway since The Optimist’s dining room is constantly slammed for dinner after being named Esquire’s Restaurant of the Year for 2012.
I am so excited for this upcoming film about Jackie Robinson! A good friend of our team worked on this production and told us all the baseball uniforms were replicated meticulously by Ebbets Field Flannels to match their 20th century counterparts. It will be exciting to see the uniforms in action and to find out what kind of gear EFF decides to release to the public.
Since 2002, NIKE, Inc. CEO and designer Mark Parker, Nike design legend Tinker Hatfield and style ambassador Hiroshi Fujiwara have worked together to amplify innovations and explore creative concepts that take the brand to new places.
Now the three have collaborated once again to deliver a new chapter in the Nike Flyknit technology story: The Nike HTM Flyknit Chukka.
Nike’s Flyknit technology combines performance innovation with reduced environmental impact. This manufacturing innovation reduces weight as well as improves fit — creating a shoe that behaves like a second skin, adapting to the shape of the foot in motion. The Nike Flyknit woven upper reduces manufacturing waste by two-thirds in terms of weight as compared to typical performance running shoes.
The latest addition to the Nike HTM Flyknit line blends the clean, modern style of the chukka boot with Nike Flyknit technology, creating an iconic new silhouette for the street. The knitted, form-fitting upper is enhanced by Nike Flywire technology for support, and a Nike Lunarlon outsole provides a smooth ride.
The Nike HTM Flyknit Chukka will be available in two colorways, both drawing on a winter-inspired “Snow Style” palette. The first shoe blends the natural tones of grey and blue with white details. The second, more muted version features a subtle mix of grey and white.
The Nike HTM Flyknit Chukka will be available starting in February at select retailers around the world including Nike Stadium Milan, Nike Stadium Paris and 1948 in London.