Ask almost any runner about shoes. Many will tell you that Nikes don’t ﬁt them.
Nike had been chasing the dream of footwear that was data-informed and designed to move with the foot in motion. The result was FlyKnit; an upper made from one continuous thread. FlyKnit had many core benefits, from sustainability to lightweight to ﬁt [not to mention the comfort of the Lunar outsole].
This innovation in running footwear needed a singular communication strategy that was intuitive and inspirational.
What we did
- _ Image design
- _ Brand system
- _ Retail experience
- _ Brand positioning
- _ Brand film
The perfect ﬁt for the perfect run
We translated the technical achievement of FlyKnit into a consumer benefit that runners wanted, which was comfort via the perfect fit. Nikes have a reputation amongst runners for not fitting well, and FlyKnit was a perfect platform to address this perception.
By rendering the FlyKnit as a threaded foot, we captured the beneﬁt of the perfect ﬁt simply and memorably.
This simple, arresting idea became a retail strategy that was implemented around the world, along with film and digital assets to build a cohesive campaign across both advertising, digital and physical retail.
The Nike Flyknit became Nike’s best-selling running shoe, and launched several Flyknit models, establishing Nike’s leadership in sustainability and performance.