This is a basketball shoe concept for Nike. It is self lacing and has blinking aqua led lights and full length air bags. It has tiny internal lithium ion batteries that recharge in 5 minutes and keep a charge for up to 3 days. The lights can be programmed to make cool patterns that change as your foot strikes the ground. They are called the Toothpaste 520s and are meant to replace the Adapt BBs.
This is a Jordan sneaker that pays hommage to the design aesthetic of the american aerospace companies behind NASA. This is a self lacing sneaker with a motorized mechanism that tightens onto your foot. It is a retro basketball shoe.
This is a limited edition Nike Air Max running shoe crossover with Supreme. It has a giant transparent red air bag that is made of red Flubber and a transparent mesh upper that lets you show off your limited edition Supreme socks. Nikes Supreme shoes miss the bus. They don’t capitalize on the Supreme brand correctly and pay homage to the beautiful work of Barbara Kreuger. Supreme is red and white with garish, obvious and repetetive branding in Universe Black. The font and repetition does the work – not the ironic shoe silhouettes or clipart graphics. It is amazing how some brands have transcended simply being a logo on apparel to being part of a statement about popular art. A statement about American culture – even when it is invented by a British guy who was copying an American lady.
This is a Nike running shoe concept. It is inspired by post apocalyptic industrial design from the 80s. It has a self lacing mechanism that is visible on the outside of the shoe. It also has an outsole that flakes away as you wear it.
This is a Nike Jordan Basketball shoe with blinking led lights, auto lacing and a snap dragon cpu. It monitors your heart rate using a pulse oximeter on your toe nail. These are influenced by Jordan Proto Max 720.
This is a Nike basketball hightop with auto lacing and glowing soles. I am almost certain that with battery tech improving you will see many more shoes with lights, screens and auto lacing features. I have always liked the idea of glow in the dark soles – and these actually have leds that light up your soles. You charge this shoe by placing it on an induction pad in your closet. It is influenced by Nike’s Yeezy 1 sneaker. So by proxy it has lots of Robotech influences. These remind me of being a kid and watching anime on my neighbors satellite dish wishing I could afford Jordans. It is odd how Nike makes more money selling retros – it is empirical evidence that they have traveled down the wrong design roads.
I love what Balenciaga Triple S represent. They openly poke fun at athletic sneakers and sneaker heads. I love how high fashion has appropriated the snarky sarcasm of Dada and aimed it squarely at companies like nike and adidas. I took the Triple S and gave it a better silhouette.
This is a high fashion running shoe for Balenciaga. It has garish postmodern color that hearkens back to the mid 80s and the Memphis style that was all the rage back then. This shoe is ironic and it is meant to poke fun at the layers on layers of rubber on modern athletic shoes worn by sneaker heads.
This is a Balenciaga dad shoe trainer. It is a sarcastic poetic statement about streetwear and the history of athletic footwear in Western culture. This isn’t just a shoe – it is a postmodern wearable sculpture about fashion and art. It is meant to look dirty and used.
This is a Nike shoe with tiny dots of light in the sole. It is a running shoe and a sock that is comfortable and light. It is a nod to Balenciaga. It also has a natural evolution of the airbag that Nike invented in 87. It has a mesh of tiny air rods running through the rear sole threaded with fiberoptic lights that blink in interesting patterns as you run.