Nike debuts 3D-printing sneaker at the Rio Games

Nike debuts 3D-printing sneaker at the Rio Games

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Sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will have a foot up against her competitors in Rio this summer.

Fraser-Pryce will be competing in the women’s 100m and 4x100m relay in what Nike says is the most advanced track and field shoes ever created.

Fraser-Pryce

Nike has chosen the Jamaican sprinter to debut the Zoom Superfly Elite, the brand’s first sneaker that consists of 3D-printing spike plates instead of screwed ones.

The 3D-printed prototype was tailor-made based on the measured data of her speed on the track.

Shane Kohatsu, Nike’s innovation design director, said the goal was to build a shoe that would help runners go faster.

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The jury is still out on if these high-tech sprinters will make a huge difference on the field. We’ll have to watch the Rio Games and see if Fraser-Pryce brings home the gold.

If you’re looking to test them out yourself, Nike’s Zoom Superfly Elite hits stores in October.

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