Charlie's Sneaker FAQ and Glossary - Z

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Zipper
Tommy Hilfiger FLY sneaker with zipperAn alternate closure device sometimes used on sneakers. Probably not as prevalent as Velcro.
 
Zoom AIR
Nike "Air Team Super Max" in black with white trim... Zoom Air and Max Air combinedA variant of Nike AIR where the AIR bag consists of two parallel fabric layers, connected with a large number of small fibers, and inflated with AIR. When compressed, the AIR in the Zoom AIR unit provides cushioning. When recovering from compression, the small fibers limit the amount of expansion. Zoom AIR provides a thinner AIR unit than would otherwise be possible. Appears to be the design in US Patent 4906502.
 

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Last Updated: 2 February 2017


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