Written by Eromosele Patrick Eidusi
A sports bra is a sports bra! Ideally, it keeps your breast in place while you work out – beginning and end of story.
But Nike has launched its first sports bra, made with the patented fancy Fly knit fabric, the NIKE FE/NOM FlyKnitBra – and kind of changed the game.
The FlyKnit Bra promises to both hold its shape and provide targeted zones of enhancement and breathability.
The fabric under your breast, for instance, should be more absorbent and quick-to-dry than the zones on your shoulders. Two single-layer panels (some Nike bras have up to 41 panels and 22seams ) work to keep your breasts separated – this both isn’t easy, and prevents Ye Oldie Uni-boob-and hold them firmly but comfortably against your body.
Figuring all this out took 600 hours of biometric testing, motion capture, and digital body scans to monitor areas of high heat, sweat cooling and movement, Nike said in a statement.
A sketch outlines the technical benefits of the new two-Panel Nike FE/NOM Flyknit Bra.
If you’re a clothing design engineer, the impressive part is that they have managed to do all these things with just FlyKnit’s patented nylon-spandex yarn, and a nary a wire, pad, stabilizer or elastic band in sight.
If you’re a lady who wears sports bras, you’ll just appreciate how well the damn thing does what it’s supposed to do, especially if your cup size is in the C-DD range.
The Nike FE/NOM FlyKnit Bra goes on sale for 80$in the nike + app for 48 hours starting yesterday: after that, you can buy one on nike.com.