Nike has a long tradition of cutting-edge innovation. Their rich design heritage is also filled with straight-up classics. Both streams converge in their Holiday 2011 line, which offers the latest in performance features as well as both classic and progressive style. The Nike Vapen and the Nike Zoom Kaiju feature Warming Blanket Strobel Technology and lead a collection filled with innovation and sneaker heritage.
The Zoom Air cushioning system is more responsive than a traditional air bag, yet lighter than traditional gel. Several boots also incorporate Warming Blanket Strobel Technology—inspired by the technology used by NASA to insulate spacesuits—in the liner and shell. The Kaiju uses Nike Free technology for revolutionary board feel, and that one boot alone has no less than seven patents pending. The gear performs, no question. It’s also infused with Nike’s design heritage, and draws on such classics as the Air Force 1, the Air Max 95, and the Dunk, as well as our more forward-looking designs.