Complete Your Outfit With a Nike Sneaker
Since its founding in 1971 by track coaches Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight, Nike has become a worldwide phenomenon. Its iconic logo – designed by Carolyn Davidson – is now a household name and among the most recognized trademarks in the world.
The company grew into a global powerhouse thanks to a national fitness craze that inspired average people to buy specialized sports shoes and clothes.
Developed with insights from Nike’s Explore Team running team, the innovative fabric reacts to your temperature, helping you maintain an optimal performance zone. Its bi-component yarn senses moisture vapor and opens its structure to maximize breathability, supporting your body’s existing thermoregulation capabilities.
Its three-dimensional structure reduces cling and drives sweat to the garment’s surface for quick evaporation, keeping you cool and dry throughout your match. NikeCourt Rafa AeroReact Men’s Tennis Top is powered by this ground-breaking technology, providing adaptive comfort that works with your body as you warm up and cool down on court.
Featuring an updated collar and feminine V-neck, this lightweight polo is built to provide zero distractions as you play. Pair it with a matching Nike AeroReact golf mid-layer (coming soon), to complete the ultimate Nike outfit. Shop the polo here and stay tuned for the mid-layers to arrive online shortly. Nike has also introduced the AeroReact to its football kits, reducing the need for multiple layers as your temperature changes on the pitch.
Dri-FIT is a high-performance, sweat-wicking fabric that can keep you cool and dry even on a hot run. Its polyester fabric is lightweight and stretchy, so it moves with you as you exercise. The fabric also has special anti-odor treatments to help prevent sweat stains.
Polyester is a synthetic fabric that comes from petroleum byproducts. It is used for everything from cleaning rags to professional athletic uniforms. Nike uses a special type of polyester called microfiber to create its Dri-FIT apparel. This type of polyester is much more durable than regular polyester and can be worn several times before it needs to be washed.
The fabric wicks away moisture to the surface of the garment, where it evaporates. This keeps the athlete cool and comfortable, and it also allows them to exercise for longer periods of time without getting too tired. The fabric also has mesh panels for breathability and is suitable for all types of weather.
Nike Flyknit revolutionizes running by rethinking shoe construction from the ground up, informed by athlete insights and employing new proprietary technology. The result: a featherweight, formfitting and virtually seamless upper. All the structure and support is knitted in, resulting in a sneaker that weighs a mere 34 grams (1.2 ounces) for a size 9 pair.
Previously, sneaker uppers were stitched together using various materials and cuts. With Flyknit, the entire upper is made of a single material knitted by machine based on information from a software program that converts design files. This eliminates the need for separate materials and cuts — dramatically reducing waste and delivering a more precise fit.
The concept behind the technology was that the human foot was built to move naturally. Flyknit lets athletes move in a way that feels like their own skin, and provides stability where they need it most. The technology has now been incorporated into all the best Nike silhouettes including the classic Air Max 1 and Roshe.
One of Nike’s greatest assets is their close ties to some of the world’s best athletes. They have worked with basketball icons like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant or LeBron James; football stars like Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar; and tennis pros like Rafael Nadal and Victoria Azarenka. Nike’s pro apparel range includes base layer clothes like Nike Pro compression pants and shorts as well as fitted tops made with durable Nike Dri-FIT fabric. Nike tennis socks and caps are also available to complete your outfit.