words // Brennan Hiro Williams

Nike debuted the new Flyknit Racer today, the 5.6 ounce runner from the Nike Flyknit Collection.

Nike's new Flyknit technology allows for extremely light and formfitting footwear, while simultaneously improving on sustainability practices through the reduction of materials and material cuts. 

At 5.6 ounces, the Flyknit Racer is 19% lighter than the Nike Zoom Streak 3 runner, the shoe worn by all three podium placers for the men's marathon at the 2011 World Championships.

The Nike Flyknit Racer is now available online at Nikestore.com.