More than Just a Trend: Knit Sneakers
They are second to none in terms of their low weight and flexibility and they are extremely adaptable. Knit sneakers have conquered the market with functions galore and equally innovative looks. Today they are featured in many collections - for instance in brands like Project Delray, Skechers, Tamaris, Ara and Berkemann who are exhibiting their portfolios at the forthcoming GDS.
It all started with such technology developments as Flyknit by Nike and Adidas’ Primeknit. They created ultra-light performance sneakers in close cooperation with sports professionals where the knitted material clings to the foot like a second skin while additionally offering the highest flexibility, support and stability possible.
Anything that works so well for sports also increasingly makes inroads into the fashion world – in line with the Athleisure trend that mixes urban looks with Activewear elements. The result is a modern attitude to life rather than a short-lived fashion fad – thanks to ergonomic lines and technical features that are synonymous with both dynamism and special wear comfort.
The sneakers with their textile look therefore appeal to a wide audience and are developed further in numerous collections. After all, the peak in terms of innovation is far from being reached. Right now knit sneakers made of bio-degradable materials are set to conquer the future like the Adidas sneakers made using Biosteel® fibres. Their properties imitate natural silk, they are 15% lighter than conventional synthetic fibres and 100% bio-degradable.