Air-free tires are not a new concept, but what Hankook has done is very innovative and exciting. The Korean company took the idea and design inspiration from the Bridgestone air-free concept from a couple years ago and improved its construction, combining the "rim" and tire together into one piece made of intricate geometric cells. The new wheel design is known as the i-Flex because the engineered rubber construction allows it to absorb shocks and bumps better than traditional tires filled with air. It is also said to be 95% recyclable and improves fuel economy due because it is much lighter than a standard tire.

There is no word as to when these tires will hit the market, but they are definitely going to make waves when they do. Now if only they can make them with spinners...

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[via Wired]