Applying the new Bounce foam to a Training shoe was a unique challenge. The smooshy foam required a good lock down, a solid base, and a tough look. We employed energy sling tech and a fit cage to control hard cuts from pro athletes. A broad midsole and a web outsole harnessed the foam while still maintaining the signature Bounce comfort.
Roland Garros 2016
Working collaboratively with Y3, Roland Garros, and the Tennis BU to create bags and accessories for the 2016 French Open, was a real pleasure. In all we created bags, hats, socks, and wristbands for the athletes as well as ballgirl/boy outfits and promotional gear.
The adiZero Tempo Boost 7 combines lightweight, guidance, power, and control. Designed for late stage pronators but also a good run trainer. To meet the meticulous standards of adizero I had the pleasure to work in collaboration with master pattern maker Toshiaki Omori to perfect the construction. Unique to this shoe is a stretch tongueless midfoot for a snug fit in unison with the extended midfoot cage.
Tackling the unique challenge to create a shoe for wet weather, the ClimaProof is mad scientist approach to shoe design. It's difficult to keep your feet dry when your feet themselves produce moisture! That means you need to partner protection with ventilation. The ClimaProof attempts to create space for air flow inside and convey that message externally. This was a very fun project that later spawned the FW13 Clima range concept.
By reviewing rowing mechanics I was able to gain more power from each stroke by changing the pivot point of the oars through the stroke. Certain regulations in competitive rowing required that the oarlock be attached to the boat so my dual hull design applies the new configuration legally. It also makes for a totally unique rowing experience and decreases drag.
Victor 81 Explanation
The F50 is a sleek lightweight streamlined running shoe that partners with the F50 football boot. The design is clean but not simple. By bonding a single layer mesh between 2 super thin films the upper becomes super strong and light. The debossed lycra heel with the glued suede collar lining creates a comfortable but snug heel fit for fast take-offs. Multiple versions of this were released including a full black reflective limited edition.
Based on the original Marathon 80, the Marathon 10 takes all that was great about the 80 and dialed it up with the latest running shoe knowhow. This shoe has been carried over since 2010 and is still a success around the world!
Marathon TR 10
Based on the original Marathon TR, the Marathon TR 10 takes all that was great about the 80 and dialed it up with the latest running shoe knowhow. This shoe has also been carried over since 2010 and is still a success around the world!
Part of the modern classics range, the EQT 6 is a modernization of the successful EQT #6 football trainer from 1993. Sadly this shoe never made it to the market but I was still very pleased with the results.
As a side project, I was pulled in to help design the armband for the micoach release. I worked with the AIT development team to come up with concepts and then this simpler slim execution was chosen.