Giving you a cushioned and responsive ride that is personalized to you and how you run, Joyride tech is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Using foam beads embedded within the midsole that are visible at the heel and underfoot, it provides impact protection, lightweight energy-return, and unbeatable cushioning.
But how exactly does the latest tech from the Swoosh work? We’re gonna give you all deets on how Joyride technology is used to maximize your running performance.
The technology consists of thousands of tiny TPE beads that are placed in zonally-tuned pods to let the foam beads expand in all direction.
The benefit of this is that no matter how your feet hit the ground when you’re running, the thousands of beads compress and then expand in a way that is ultra-specific to the contours of your feet – giving you the most on-to-one ride imaginable.
Using a dynamic footbed, the beads respond to the length of your feet, while high impact areas are padded with additional beads to keep the comfort levels high.
Coming in 4 separate pods across the midsole, the heel pod has the most beads for higher impact protection and energy return, while the forefoot pod comes with less beads in order to allow for smooth forward movement.
Like all Nike technologies, Joyride was created after several years of trial and development.
In order to get the perfect amount of compression and expansion that the TPE beads provide, Nike trailed over 150 different materials before finding the blend that gave that desired performance underfoot.
The engineered pods were created due to the TPE beads moving around too much within the midsole and becoming uncomfortable.
By using the pods and zonal tuning, Nike were able to find the balance that allowed the beads to spread evenly during every stride and provide maximum support to runners.
If you wanna experience Joyride technology for yourself, now you can with the Nike Joyride Run Flyknit.
Available in a range of colorways, they’re sure to boost your performance and take your runs to the next level. Check out the full collection and find the pair that’s right for you.