To honor the trailblazer and love of running and all things related, Nike created the namesake Bowerman Series as a homage to Bill Bowerman. The Bowerman Series thrives on a simple concept- to create the lightest running shoes with the best fit that can go the distance. With these three criteria in mind, Nike puts its best technology forward into the series such as Natural Motion engineering so shoes are appropriately light-- appropriately light meaning light enough for the athlete to run fast, but not so light as to induce injury.
This season, Nike is dropping a fresh and wild colorway of the Air Zoom Speed Spider-R, a new elite race model from the company. Dressed in a bright cheetah print of a tropical-happy palette of orange and red, the new kicks incorporate Nike's latest Flywire technology and are one of the lightest, top of the line racing flats around, checking in at approximately 160g. Other than Flywire, the upper is also kept form-fitting and breathable in mesh and atop a Cushlon LT sole. Cushlon LT is a special foam which provides a firmer road feel which many runners prefer in a support trainer.
For those who are seeking something new and exciting in the often bland performance running shoe sector, these are good choices that will perhaps propel and inspire better performance through both technology and aesthetics in design. The new Air Zoom Speed Spider-R is now available for order via: FLAUGE.