The new Nike Air Max Scorpion is the result of cutting-edge design technology and sophisticated machine learning.
Working during the pandemic was tricky for many of us. Suddenly we were required to work remotely, disconnected from our offices and our colleagues, which might have been great when it came to catching an afternoon nap at your “desk”, but which also made collaboration difficult.
Shoe designers were not immune. However, Nike has launched the Air Max Scorpion, the brand’s first sneaker created entirely during the pandemic, when its designers, engineers and scientists had to work virtually.
The result – made possible through the application of new VR design software and simulation tools allowing for real-time, hand-in-hand collaboration between developers through the pandemic – is a cutting-edge runner that leverages 3D VR and computational design as well as machine learning and digital twin technology. The new sneaker represents a major evolution in Nike Air, moving from simple forms to complex geometries.
In fact, the new Air Max Scorpion offers the most ‘Air’ yet in terms of pounds per square inch for a dynamic ride and all-day comfort.
The airbag system of the new Air Max Scorpion takes sensorial design to new heights by providing a piston-like effect through strategically determined, point-loaded contact points between the foot and the airbag.
This foot support is balanced by a first-of-its-kind Flyknit chenille upper, in which short fibres are held perpendicularly in place by two twisted vertical core yarns to form a soft pile texture. Whatsmore, the new trainer has been created from recycled materials so it’s as good for the environment as it is for your lap times.
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