words // Brennan Hiro Williams

The latest issue of Time announced the magazine's Best Inventions of the Year 2012 list -- 25 of the year's "most important innovations, from the affordable to the extreme."

Included on this year's list is Nike's new Flyknit Racer, the headlining model from 2012's Flyknit Collection. Time cites the Flyknit Racer's single layer woven upper, light weight and eco-friendly production process in its selection.

With new models such as the much-anticipated Nike Flyknit One arriving in 2013, the future looks bright for Flyknit technology.