Nike Fabric Testing Department

NIKE world headquartersNike, the people from Beaverton, Oregon who brought athletes the “air sole,” the “lighter than the box it came in Eagle racing flats,” and “The Swift Suit” are constantly testing new fabrics and materials in order to assist athletes in achieving the goals of higher, faster and farther. They have incorporated improved moisture-wicking technology, called Nike Dri-Fit, to help sustain body temperature. TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau has tried out this new technical clothing line as the Herndon Reston area injury and disability lawyer prefers to race in hot and humid conditions. The Dri-Fit fabric draws sweat away from the skin and moves it to the outside of the fabric, where it evaporates, and the Dri-Fit panels are mesh so they breathe. Doug Landau visited the NIKE headquarters and observed first-hand the lengths to which the technical staff goes to test and improve the garments in light of known human physiology and sports science.

[Melissa and Alexa Tremere, Apparel Material Developer, at the NIKE world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, prior to the USAT National Olympic Distance Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships]

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