Meet the Future of Nike Shoes

Debuted at the 2016 Innovation Summit.

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Today, Nike unveiled its next wave of footwear at the its 2016 Innovation Summit in New York City. This collection represents the future of Swoosh shoes with cutting edge technology and the sort of statement product we've come to expect from the brand. There's a fully functional auto-lacing trainer, one of the most exciting Air Max designs in years, the next signature for Kevin Durant and more included in the group. See six of the new designs, which are part of the brand's push for the Rio 2016 Olympics, below and stay tuned for more in-depth info on each as the day continues.

Nike Air Zoom KD 9

  • First Kevin Durant shoe to use Flyknit
  • New Zoom Air unit that was developed over three years
  • Releasing on June 20, 2016

Nike Air VaporMax

  • Standalone Air outsole that doesn't require a foam midsole
  • Flyknit upper cuts down on the model's weight
  • Not releasing until Spring 2017

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0

  • Auto-lacing sneaker activated by pressure in the heel
  • Design led by Tiffany Beers and Tinker Hatfield
  • Releasing exclusively via Nike+ for Holiday, 2016

Nike Zoom Superfly Flyknit

  • Created for gold-medal-winning American sprinter Allyson Felix
  • Spike plate developed using Selective Laser Sintering 3D print prototyping
  • Will be worn by Felix at the Rio 2016 Olympics 

Nike Mercurial Superfly

  • ​Flyknit upper enhances boot to ball interaction with "speed rib" shape
  • Cleat maps the natural contours of the foot and rests in a single-layer chassis
  • Releasing on June 2 alongside the Mercurial Vapor

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit

  • Auxetic outsole reacts in the same way the foot does for natural motion ride
  • Dual-injection tech allows for sole construction using heat instead of glue
  • No release info given.