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Nike Releases First 3-D Printed Textile Upper for Performance Footwear

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Nike is betting on its latest 3-D printed development to advance performance footwear for athletes. The athletic retailer on Tuesday unveiled Flyprint, which it touts as the first 3-D printed textile upper in performance footwear. Designed to help distance runners increase their speed, Flyprint leverages athlete data to create new textile geometries for performance solutions,…

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