words // Zack Schlemmer
The Nike Free Inneva Woven is Nike Sportswear's latest creation that is sure to cause a stir in the sneaker world. Constructed with a fully woven upper and Free sole, the Inneva Woven looks to provide ultimate comfort and flexibility allowing your foot to move naturally. Previewd here in a stealthy black with speckled midsole colorway, expect more versions of this woven beauty in the future.
Designed to mimic the natural biomechanics of the foot, the Nike Free Inneva Woven is defined by its premium crafted details: a hand-woven upper, dynamic lacing system and natural motion.
An intricate 360-degree hand-woven system interconnects laces with the nylon webbing to create a complex pattern that cradles the upper precisely to the foot. Taking inspiration from Nike running technologies, the natural motion midsole and outsole is flexible and comfortable.
The Nike woven process maximizes the “less is more" philosophy to minimize material waste to create a basket-like weave that serves both function and style.
First introduced in 2000, the original Nike Air Woven shoe flipped the convention of shoe making to create a new aesthetic that spawned a faithful fan contingent. This 2012 introduction of the Nike Free Inneva Woven brings the woven technique to a whole new level, with precision weave that features varied strand widths for support, flexibility and breathability. The Nike Free Inneva Woven merges craftsmanship and performance innovation to form a design that is as beautiful as its benefits.
The Nike Free Inneva Woven launches globally in limited quantities on Saturday, September 22.