These are Louis Vuitton Shoes that take inspiration from Crocs — the harbinger of exquisite taste. You plug them in when you aren’t wearing them and in return they blink and flash to show your command of high fashion and uncompromising demand for comfort. This is a dad shoe mixed with a croc. Get on my level Virgil Abloh.
This is a redesign and an artistic redirection of Lebron’s basketball sneaker. This shoe has a full length airbag with fiber optics inside. It also has autolacing. You can see the autolacing mechanism through the transparent mesh upper. These sneakers are designed to be light and comfortable and a postmodern deconstruction of the modern basketball shoe. I don’t like the Tupperware looking pods on his current shoes.
Billie Eilish needs a deal with Nike. Those 15s she wears are cool. She wears them because they are so hated — even by the guy who designed them. There is an art to appreciating something for the amount of hate it gets. When you look at them in comparison to the design aesthetic of adidas’s yeezy 350s — they look far cooler than they used to. TBH she should be wearing some ironic hybrid Jordan ones with an upside down swoosh that looks like the menthol 10s. Just look at that swoosh — it fits in that space perfectly. The upper is transparent with a plastic mesh. Also the airbag on these sparkles in the dark with tiny pink lights that march around like ants. You can control the pattern with your phone to spell out words like I’m BoReD or nApaLm SkY.
This is a Jordan 34. It has auto-lacing and light-up airbags. I focused mostly on designing the soles. They are supposed to represent alien technology from random 80s scifi movies. The future is only cool when you see it focused through the lens of different decades. The only branding on this sneaker is the tiny jumpman on the sole. The idea is to make the upper disappear so that you focus on the visually intricate airbag. If you see the earliest ads for airmax you can see how the airbags appear to be emitting light. That is the obvious natural progression of air.
Vapormax is not very cool. This is a new direction that is influenced by old silhouettes like the original Pegasus — a shoe that is completely beautiful and timeless. The sole length airbag conforms to the shape of a traditional running shoe sole. This is a retro looking Vapormax with modern technology and materials.
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 groundbreaking work of Barbara Kreuger. Supreme is red and white only with garish, obvious and repetetive branding in Futura Bold. It is about what it cuts out — not what it includes. 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 and have become part of a statement about popular art. A statement about American culture — even when it is invented by a British guy who is copying the work of an American lady.
This is a 90s sitcom colorway for the Jordan 34 Basketball shoe. It has garish 90s colors designed to speak to 90s kids. The only branding is a tiny Jumpman on the outsole. The lights in the airbag glow teal and pink. The airbag is filled with a gas that blinks bright opaque pink as your foot strikes and transitions back to transparent teal as your foot rises.