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Nike unveils fashionably Flyknit workout apparel
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Aug '13
When it comes to performance apparel, seams are the enemy. They are heavy, create areas of weakness and can be uncomfortable against the skin. But every villain needs a hero, and in the case of Nike Pro Elite Knit, an innovative application of warp-knit construction deftly assumes that role.

If Nike Flyknit was the inspiration for designers, the female body was the muse. Designers studied a thermodynamic map of the female body provided by the Nike Sport Research Lab to see where to take advantage of the large open zones that warp knitting can create.

This data formed the design of the mesh holes that map directly to the heat zones of the female body, providing breathability and cooling where women need it most. The ventilation pattern has other advantages as well.

“Down the center front of the tops, the ventilation openings are in a vertical line so women can check out their alignment,” says Lee. “When women are working out and looking in the mirror, the design serves as a nice guide, showing how the body is positioned.”

In traditional knitting, a garment is knit in single rows along its length. In warp knitting, a garment is knit in vertical columns in a zigzagging pattern. This increases the durability and strength of the warp knit fabric.

In addition, warp knitting reduces the weight of the garment because edges don’t require additional finishing. The result is a minimal feel that is barely noticeable. Further, instead of being sewn in pieces, garments are knit in full and virtually seamless. This provides athletes with improved multi-directional movement and range of motion.

A natural result of this innovative design is a garment that looks as beautiful as it performs. Nike Pro Elite Knit fits close to the body, moving with women as they push and pull, stretch and squat. A blend of nylon ensures the garment feels soft on the skin.

Nike Pro Elite Knit is available in three styles: the Nike Pro Elite Knit Tank, the Nike Pro Elite Knit Short Sleeve Top, and the Nike Pro Elite Knit Capri.

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