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Nike Basketball’s 20 Designs That Changed The Game [PHOTOS]

 

Nike Air Flightposite, 1999

“We were setting out to create a seamless extension of your body.”- Eric Avar

Where does the body end and the shoe begin? The Nike Air Flightposite succeeded in surprising the audience with a progressive dose of unfamiliarity that felt comfortable and strangely familiar. Its sleek, biomechanical shape communicated a certain level of humanity. Concept cars and the figure drawings of a 17th-century British artist reflected the rich range of physical and engineered influences at work during the design stage. In the quest for biomechanic streamlining, even laces were replaced by a zipper to emphasize a seamless fluidity. The wearer, the shoe and even the sole all merged into one for a holistic look and feel like never before. In the years that followed, the Foam and Flightposite systems would be explored further — proof of the restless, perfectionist, reductionist minds operating in the Nike Innovation Kitchen.

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  • Shay

    I tried to get thru this post on my cellphone but the ads on EVERY SINGLE PAGE is quite ridiculous. It took me 10 mins to get to page 5 & I couldn’t take it anymore. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves.

  • Dani

    Guys… Could you use a simple sideshow for pictures? there is plenty of free solutions, it’s basically a 5 min installation