Insanely futuristic TOKIO sneakers come with a split-surface design and a glow-in-the-dark texture

TOKIO Futuristic Sneakers by Juan Vegas

Designed to look just as eye-catching in the day as well as at night, the TOKIO Sneakers by Juan Vegas come with a rather unusual surface treatment, and a glow-in-the-dark phosphorescent detailing.

The split-surface treatment and use of white on black give the pumps a futuristic appeal that you’d immediately associate with the Star Wars Stormtrooper uniform or the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept, while the hint of acid green in the shoe’s inner detailing (and the glow in the dark spots on the side) provides just enough color contrast to make the sneaker absolutely pop.

TOKIO Futuristic Sneakers by Juan Vegas

TOKIO Futuristic Sneakers by Juan Vegas

TOKIO Futuristic Sneakers by Juan Vegas

Easy on the eyes and easy to wear too, the sneakers come with elastic laces and a toggle-lock on top that lets you easily tighten or loosen them. The dotted texture on the side of the shoes come with phosphorescent detailing that glow in the dark, making it look like an artificial city skyline (perhaps why they’re named TOKIO). The treads on the shoe sport a low-poly design, creating that same split-surface effect as seen on the shoe’s body too.

The TOKIO Sneakers come from Juan Manuel Vegas, a senior footwear designer at On. For now they’re just conceptual, although a part of me really wishes there was a one-off prototype for the internet to admire!

Designer: Juan Manuel Vegas

TOKIO Futuristic Sneakers by Juan Vegas

TOKIO Futuristic Sneakers by Juan Vegas

TOKIO Futuristic Sneakers by Juan Vegas

TOKIO Futuristic Sneakers by Juan Vegas

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Your next sneakers could be made from apples, grapes, or even cacti… and they’re MUCH better for the environment.




Apples, pineapples, grapes, corn… no, these aren’t ingredients for a fruit salad. These are what the MoEa sneakers are made from. Using a unique technology that turns fruit into footwear, MoEa is ushering in an era of vegan leather that’s just as good as the real deal. Why? Because these plant-based leathers emit 89% less carbon than regular leather… and they help us deal with our massive food-waste problem too.

Designers: Achille Gazagnes, Benoit Habfast & Simon de Swarte

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Choose among 5 plants: Corn, Pineapple, Apple, Cactus and Grape.

MoEas are sustainable, PETA-approved vegan, and recyclable.

It’s easy to dismiss vegan leathers as some sort of ‘gimmick’, although at scale, leather production has an undeniably ugly impact. Animal breeding accounts for over 10% of all global carbon emissions, and leather tanning results in tonnes of toxic chemicals making their way into our soil and water. Moreover, slaughtering an animal for making a shoe seems a little like overkill if you ask me. The obvious alternative footwear material, plastic, has a reputation that precedes it. Aside from being virtually impossible to recycle, plastic footwear will erode over time, causing microparticles to enter our ground, air, water, and eventually, our food cycle.

Apple Sneakers

Cactus Sneakers

MoEa believes they have a better alternative that knocks two birds with one stone. Not only do they replace the traditional leather and plastic with bio-materials, but they rely on food-waste like grape pulp from the Italian wine industry, pineapple leaves from the Philippines fruit industry, non-edible corn from the American corn industry, and unassuming cactus leaves from Mexico. Turning waste into raw materials, MoEa bind these fruit and plant fibers with cotton, or blend them with bio-polyurethane to create a new family of biomaterials that have a measurably lower impact on the environment. They look and feel just like leather, while being breathable, recyclable, and as an added bonus, cruelty-free.

An abbreviation of the words Mother Earth, MoEa strongly believes that the best way to pivot the fashion industry is to physically show that it’s absolutely possible to build products that are sustainably made. The movement starts at MoEa’s headquarters in Italy, arguably the epicenter of global fashion. Surrounded by companies that are a part of the ‘fast fashion’ problem, the folks at MoEa decided to pave the way forward as an entirely sustainable footwear company. I say entirely because each MoEa sneaker is built sustainably from inside to out.

On average, each sneaker is roughly 49% plant/fruit by composition. The insole is made from a soft, breathable 100% recycled wood fiber, while the soft inner lining of the shoe is a moisture-wicking recycled bamboo fabric. Based on the style of shoe you choose, the outer body could be made from a variety of leathers, ranging from food waste generated by apples, grapes, corn, pineapples, or even just harvested cactus leaves. The individual vegan leather pieces are stitched together and glued to a 40% recycled rubber outsole with a water-based glue, before being finished off with organic cotton laces. Even the box that the shoe comes in is made from recycled paper, and is devoid of any plastic or even extra paper frills. All the important instructions to take care of your shoe are directly printed on the inside of the box.

It’s justified to be a little skeptical of footwear made out of fruit – I’d be too – although MoEa’s done their fair bit of R&D to ensure that the shoes perform as great as they look. The shoes are designed to be water-resistant and tested for durability. They’re produced by skilled workers at MoEa’s supply center in Portugal and the company’s even committed to building a circular economy around the product. At the end of the sneakers’ life-cycle, consumers can ship them back to MoEa for free in return for a 10% discount on the next pair of shoes. The returned footwear will be appropriately disassembled, shredded, and repurposed into a fresh set of sneakers, helping reduce overall waste while minimizing the shoe’s carbon footprint. As they say, an apple sneaker a day keeps carbon emissions at bay.

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Your sneakers are preventing your feet from performing optimally – BioPods want to change that




The case that the BioPods® makes is quite simple. Think about your feet much like your hands. Your hands can perform various tasks because the nerves (or nerve endings) in the palm of your hands and fingers provide the brain with the information needed for efficient muscle control. The soles of your feet have the same type of nerve endings, and the information they provide the brain is critical to healthy function. Wearing a shoe on your foot is a lot like wearing a boxing glove on your hand. The shoe may cushion your foot during impact, but it also dampens the critical sensory information the brain requires to activate optimal muscle function – sort of like trying to type on a keyboard with boxing gloves or oven mitts on. The BioPods want to change that with shoes designed to stimulate the 100,000 sensory receptors in your feet that are responsible for optimal muscle function. The essence of the BioPod’s innovation is in its Stimsole® (stimulation + sole) – a hybrid outsole and midsole that use multiple pressure points to promote great posture and muscle function by giving your feet the stimulation it needs.

An easy way to understand how BioPods Stimsoles work is to imagine the feeling of Braille. Run your fingers across a flat piece of paper and you’re not going to get any information. However, if the paper has bumps on its surface, the nerves on your fingertips pick them up and your brain decodes them. Stimsole technologies work the same way. When walking, as you step on a surface, the contours of that surface are transferred by the midsole pins and cause a corresponding gentle pressure to your feet. The midsole pins create similar, varying pressures when standing as your body weight shifts. Your nervous system receives the signals required for optimal healthy function and safe, robust performance in both instances. Healthcare professionals recommend BioPods Stimsole technologies for recreational, therapeutic, rehabilitative, and athletic use. BioPods sneakers work like a ‘Proper Technique’ exercise program to rehabilitate and maintain healthy lower limb function, in effect, eliminating the cause of shoe-related problems and pain. With regular use, they also enhance performance capabilities and reduce the risk of injury.

Adding form to function, BioPods’ “Build Your Own” customization system allows you to personalize the look of your sneakers. The sneakers themselves come in 3 styles (including laced and slip-on models) and a whole variety of colors. Made from eco-friendly materials, they provide a combination of comfort, flexibility, durability, and style while also being water repellent and stain-resistant. BioPods sneakers are also customized to match your specific foot size, width, volume, and arch height measurement for a perfect fit.

The sneakers’ soles feature a customizable arch stimulus mechanism for bespoke comfort and function. This feature allows you to determine just the right amount of stimulation for specific activities. Whether you’re standing, walking, jogging, working out in the gym, or playing sports, BioPods sneakers encourage your feet to perform better as well as feel better.

Designers: Roy Gardiner & Steve Horvath

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BioPods® – World’s First Truly Barefoot-like Sneakers

BioPods are customized sneakers designed to stimulate and retrain healthy function rather than artificially support or cushion. BioPods Stimsole Sneakers are the worlds’ first shoes that incorporate modern Proper Technique rehabilitation and sport training principles.

Why Proper Technique?

Proper Technique is used to describe the execution of physical activity that promotes healthy robust function with a reduced risk of injury. Poor Technique refers to the execution of physical activity that has a negative effect on your body and increases risk of injury.

There are 100,000 sensory receptors in the soles of your feet that provide the critical information required by the brain to activate optimal muscle function throughout the feet, legs, hips, and back.

BioPods’ Stimsole technologies provide this critical information and encourage optimal movement with every step you take, ensuring “Proper Technique” function during all of your activities.

Features & Benefits

Therapeutic & Rehabilitative – BioPods Sneakers work like a therapeutic exercise program by providing the Stimulus and the freedom of movement that is required for healthy foot and lower limb function.

Designed for Active Lifestyles – Their patent-pending Stimsole outsole design is universally applicable to a wide range of activities.

Revolutionary Fit for Optimal Comfort – BioPods Sneakers are customized based on your foot measurements to ensure an optimal fit. They fit loosely and move in harmony with your natural foot movement, which is the foundation for optimal comfort and healthy function.

Breathable and Lightweight – BioPods’ extremely lightweight Sneakers almost feel like you’re wearing nothing at all, so your muscles aren’t working harder than they need to. And when you pick up the pace, BioPods Sneakers’ breathable uppers help keep the heat down.

Enhanced Athletic Performance – Athletes understand the importance of Proper Technique training. It promotes a balance of strength and flexibility, safely increases functional robustness, and reduces the risk of injury. Now you can get the benefits of Proper Technique exercise in your everyday shoes to better prepare your body for your more rigorous athletic activities.

Midsole/Outsole Stimsole Technologies – BioPods’ patent-pending outsole/midsole and Sneaker upper designs create a Proper Technique environment for your feet by providing healthy Right Stimulus and encouraging the Right Movement.

Personalize Your Stimulus Level – Interchangeable Velco backed discs provide 3 levels of stimulus adjustment under your arches to accommodate your specific needs and provide optimal comfort.

Extremely Flexible – BioPods Sneakers’ soft flexible outsoles and 4-way stretch uppers encourage optimal dynamic foot movement for exceptional fit, comfort, and performance.

Neutral Heel – The outsole’s heel is 1mm thicker than the forefoot, while the midsole stimulus pins are the same height. This extra 1 mm under the bottom of the midsole pins allows the soft honeycomb treads to compress a bit more at heel strike to provide enhanced initial traction and grip.

Made with Eco-friendly Materials – Their sneakers’ 4-way stretch knitted uppers and inner linings are made from Ynviron® yarns and Repreve® fabrics, both made from recycled plastic bottles. On average, each pair of sneakers contains materials made from 8 recycled plastic bottles.

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Your sneakers are preventing your feet from performing optimally – BioPods want to change that




The case that the BioPods® makes is quite simple. Think about your feet much like your hands. Your hands can perform various tasks because the nerves (or nerve endings) in the palm of your hands and fingers provide the brain with the information needed for efficient muscle control. The soles of your feet have the same type of nerve endings, and the information they provide the brain is critical to healthy function. Wearing a shoe on your foot is a lot like wearing a boxing glove on your hand. The shoe may cushion your foot during impact, but it also dampens the critical sensory information the brain requires to activate optimal muscle function – sort of like trying to type on a keyboard with boxing gloves or oven mitts on. The BioPods want to change that with shoes designed to stimulate the 100,000 sensory receptors in your feet that are responsible for optimal muscle function. The essence of the BioPod’s innovation is in its Stimsole® (stimulation + sole) – a hybrid outsole and midsole that use multiple pressure points to promote great posture and muscle function by giving your feet the stimulation it needs.

An easy way to understand how BioPods Stimsoles work is to imagine the feeling of Braille. Run your fingers across a flat piece of paper and you’re not going to get any information. However, if the paper has bumps on its surface, the nerves on your fingertips pick them up and your brain decodes them. Stimsole technologies work the same way. When walking, as you step on a surface, the contours of that surface are transferred by the midsole pins and cause a corresponding gentle pressure to your feet. The midsole pins create similar, varying pressures when standing as your body weight shifts. Your nervous system receives the signals required for optimal healthy function and safe, robust performance in both instances. Healthcare professionals recommend BioPods Stimsole technologies for recreational, therapeutic, rehabilitative, and athletic use. BioPods sneakers work like a ‘Proper Technique’ exercise program to rehabilitate and maintain healthy lower limb function, in effect, eliminating the cause of shoe-related problems and pain. With regular use, they also enhance performance capabilities and reduce the risk of injury.

Adding form to function, BioPods’ “Build Your Own” customization system allows you to personalize the look of your sneakers. The sneakers themselves come in 3 styles (including laced and slip-on models) and a whole variety of colors. Made from eco-friendly materials, they provide a combination of comfort, flexibility, durability, and style while also being water repellent and stain-resistant. BioPods sneakers are also customized to match your specific foot size, width, volume, and arch height measurement for a perfect fit.

The sneakers’ soles feature a customizable arch stimulus mechanism for bespoke comfort and function. This feature allows you to determine just the right amount of stimulation for specific activities. Whether you’re standing, walking, jogging, working out in the gym, or playing sports, BioPods sneakers encourage your feet to perform better as well as feel better.

Designers: Roy Gardiner & Steve Horvath

Click Here to Buy Now: $109 $178 (39% off). Hurry, only 7/50 left!

BioPods® – World’s First Truly Barefoot-like Sneakers

BioPods are customized sneakers designed to stimulate and retrain healthy function rather than artificially support or cushion. BioPods Stimsole Sneakers are the worlds’ first shoes that incorporate modern Proper Technique rehabilitation and sport training principles.

Why Proper Technique?

Proper Technique is used to describe the execution of physical activity that promotes healthy robust function with a reduced risk of injury. Poor Technique refers to the execution of physical activity that has a negative effect on your body and increases risk of injury.

There are 100,000 sensory receptors in the soles of your feet that provide the critical information required by the brain to activate optimal muscle function throughout the feet, legs, hips, and back.

BioPods’ Stimsole technologies provide this critical information and encourage optimal movement with every step you take, ensuring “Proper Technique” function during all of your activities.

Features & Benefits

Therapeutic & Rehabilitative – BioPods Sneakers work like a therapeutic exercise program by providing the Stimulus and the freedom of movement that is required for healthy foot and lower limb function.

Designed for Active Lifestyles – Their patent-pending Stimsole outsole design is universally applicable to a wide range of activities.

Revolutionary Fit for Optimal Comfort – BioPods Sneakers are customized based on your foot measurements to ensure an optimal fit.

Breathable and Lightweight – BioPods’ extremely lightweight Sneakers almost feel like you’re wearing nothing at all, so your muscles aren’t working harder than they need to. And when you pick up the pace, BioPods Sneakers’ breathable uppers help keep the heat down.

Enhanced Athletic Performance – Athletes understand the importance of Proper Technique training. It promotes a balance of strength and flexibility, safely increases functional robustness, and reduces the risk of injury. Now you can get the benefits of Proper Technique exercise in your everyday shoes to better prepare your body for your more rigorous athletic activities.

Midsole/Outsole Stimsole Technologies – BioPods’ patent-pending outsole/midsole and Sneaker upper designs create a Proper Technique environment for your feet by providing healthy Right Stimulus and encouraging the Right Movement.

Personalize Your Stimulus Level – Interchangeable Velco backed discs provide 3 levels of stimulus adjustment under your arches to accommodate your specific needs and provide optimal comfort.

Extremely Flexible: BioPods Sneakers’ soft flexible outsoles and 4-way stretch uppers encourage optimal dynamic foot movement for exceptional fit, comfort, and performance.

Neutral Heel

BioPods’ innovative outsole/midsole design provides a neutral heel for a natural gait.

Made With Eco-Friendly Materials

Click Here to Buy Now: $109 $178 (39% off). Hurry, only 7/50 left!

Nike x Sony Playstation 5 PG5 Sneakers: Play Has No Limits

Because who plays video games without sneakers to match their console, Sony has teamed up with Nike and basketball player/lifelong Playstation fan Paul George to create a Playstation 5 inspired colorway for George’s PG5 basketball shoes. I can already sense my skills improving at NBA 2K21.

Set for release on May 27th at 10:00AM, the $120 shoes will almost certainly all be instantly snatched up by resellers, who will then put them on eBay for $300+, making them inaccessible to anybody who doesn’t have a fast bicycle and lucrative paper route. And I wonder why I still can’t get my hands on a PS5.

You make recall the previously posted PG2, another Playstation inspired sneaker from Nike and Paul George that had a light-up logo and vibrated like a DualShock controller. Well, these don’t do that.

My wife doesn’t actually let me buy nice sneakers anymore because whenever I run out of socks I start wearing them barefoot, then they start to stink. It’s an endless cycle. One that could probably be broken if I did laundry more often, but that would interfere with my time to play video games and with my allergies, I can’t smell all that well anyway.

[via The Verge]

3D printed Adidas 4DFWD sneakers with a new cushioning tech is set to redefine the sneaker industry!





If Adidas is to be believed, they might have created the most advanced running shoe of them all. The highly advanced shoe is deemed to give runners an all-new capability they’ve not experienced so far. They call it the 4DFWD sneaker – crafted using high-tech 3D printed performance technology. Working in close quarters with Carbon, the shoe results from 17 years of athlete-driven data and the Digital Light Synthesis technology coming together to create an advanced Adidas shoe unlike anything so far. According to Alberto Uncini Manganelli, SVP and GM Adidas Running & Credibility Sports at Adidas, “We’re always looking to combine athlete insights with new and innovative technologies to create the best performance running products.”

The redesigned 4D midsole crafted from 39 percent bio-based materials has the rare bowtie-lattice pattern. The lattice structure is one in a five million structure, resulting in a forward motion (three times more in testing results) from the runner’s vertical forces. This is the sheer dedication by Adidas and Carbon’s teams to achieve a final design that ensures a gliding sensation for runners. As Alberto Uncini added by saying, “This industry-first midsole innovation positions Adidas 4DFWD as our most advanced digitally printed running midsole yet and showcases the potential of 4d technology in turning physics and bio-mechanic studies into performance solutions.” The unique design also brings to the fore a reduced braking force (by 15 percent) and a 23 percent increase in cushioning for ultra-comfort. 4DFWD makes use of Primeknit upper made out of lightweight recycled polyester, which means a perfect fit for the runner. In keeping with the sustainable design aesthetics, the midsoles are made from 39 percent bio-based materials.

Adidas 4DFWD sneakers will initially drop in the Core Black/Solar Red option on the Adidas app. The revolutionary sneakers will cost around $236 via signup that’ll last till May 16 for Creators Club members. The registration will be followed by the Tokyo Collection up for pre-order on July 1, with the shoes becoming available from the August 12. The collection will be the main podium shoe for athletes in Tokyo Summer Olympics, making this the shoe of the season!

Designer: Adidas

Constructed like LEGO, these modular shoes are made entirely from compostable materials!





You either already own a lot of shoes or you regularly buy a lot of new pairs of shoes. I fall in the latter category. I probably hold onto my shoes longer than recommended, maybe purchasing a new casual pair of shoes to wear every day, every year and a half. In the United States alone, around 300 million pairs of shoes are thrown away each year and end up in landfills where they take up to 40 years to decompose. That means by the time I turn 64, my pair of Adidas sneakers will finally be broken down. Noticing the environmental impact that shoe waste has on the earth, Laura Muth created ‘Shoes with an Expiration Date,’ a prototype of modular sneakers made entirely from compostable material.

Generally, fast-fashion uses carbon-intensive, nonrenewable resources like petrochemical textiles to construct items like shoes, making the industry one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in circulation today. While Muth’s ‘Shoes with an Expiration Date’ prototype is not market-ready and still in the mock-up phase, the designer aims to create a pair of shoes whose expiration date is far shorter than that of the shoes made from nonrenewable resources like plastic currently on the market. Ditching toxic glue for an isolable, modular structure, the individual parts of ‘Shoes with an Expiration Date’ are tied together with a compostable shoestring.

‘Shoes with an Expiration Date’ are handmade by Laura Muth from locally sourced, compostable materials. The sole of the shoe is molded with comfort and support in mind from latex extract derived from dandelion root, straw, sawdust, and natural dyes. The string and side support that holds the shoe together are made from cellulose felt and woven hemp. As the shoes are currently constructed, the bottom sole is soft and supportive but does not seem as long-lasting and heavy-duty as the plastic ones currently available on the market. As ‘Shoes with an Expiration Date’ is still in the prototype phase, rest assured that fine-tuning in shape, structure, and support is on the way.

Designer: Laura Muth

The shoestrings are made from woven hemp, while the frame is made from cellulose felt, and the shoe’s sole from dandelion root extract.

Coming in three different parts, the prototype is isolable.

Constructed using a building blocks method, the sole’s imprint leaves a layer for the cellulose felt support to rest atop.

During initial mock-up phases, Muth aimed to reduce the shoe to its essential elements.

Muth used an old sneaker and plastering to form the shape of the prototype’s sole.

With future development, Muth hopes to bridge sustainability with aesthetics and support.

Inspired by the building method of LEGOS, Muth designed isolable, modular shoes constructed from compostable materials.

Nike’s first ever hands-free shoes and the design process + touching inspiration behind it!

Nike and footwear design technology go hand-in-hand, they’ve proven it in the past and now there’s yet another example of their prowess. These are the Go FlyEase hand-free shoes that bring the convenience of wearing and taking off your pair without even bending over or touching them ever. People who already do this with a pair of shoes with laces (when they are too tired or lazy) to take them off the conventional style (by untying the laces) will have their eyes set on the Nike Go FlyEase. The motion of using one foot to pull down on the heel of the other and vice versa when you have the crocs or loose sneakers is what most of us do. But doing the same to a pair of shoes can deform them over time – so Nike came up with a solution that lets you do kickstand heel motion to open them up in a jiffy without any damage to the shoe material.

The invention’s core is a bi-stable hinge (the red element at the base of the shoe) and the midsole tensioner (that belt that wraps aorund) that gives the pair structural strength to be used as athletic footwear. Most of all Nike Go FlyEase is the ideal solution for people with disabilities keeping accessibility in mind, and that’s what makes them worth the time spend in R&D by the Nike team led by designer Tobie Hatfield who’s known for developing ingenious shoes for disabled people (and who’s also the brother of iconic footwear designer Tinker Hatfield). It is as easy as using one foot to hold the kickstand heel of the other and stepping out with utmost ease. When in the opened-up position the shoe’s inner sole is at an angle of 30-degree, making it easy to slip in the foot. In the collapsed wearable position the outer layer encapsulates the foot snugly in position for dynamic activities like playing football or running. And it all began with a letter to Nike over 8 years ago from a teenager suffering from cerebral palsy. In his letter, the then 16-year-old Matthew Walzer asked Nike to consider an adaptive line of shoes for people with mobility issues. That led to Nike asking the question, “How do you get in and out of a shoe today without your hands?”

To be frank, I already want to try out the Nike Go FlyEase for the convenience and unique style they bring to the footwear industry. This makes even more sense when in times of COVID-19 hygiene is paramount and you are skeptical about touching anything that’s been exposed to the elements for a considerable time. The fact that the pair is ideal for all kinds of activities and casual wear too, makes them so irresistible. According to Nike, they are going to make these available for sale to select Nike members from February 15 in a limited number. If the idea clicks with most users Nike will make then commercially available in the latter half of 2021. Honestly, I could look at that clipping action forever!

Designer: Nike

The Question

“How do you get in and out of a shoe today without your hands?” You do that by taking one foot, putting it behind the heel of the other, and then yanking that foot out. Maybe what we should do is just design a shoe for that behavior.

The Prototype

 

 

Remembering Kobe Bryant and his iconic sneaker collaboration with Nike

It’s around this time last year that the world woke up to the shocking news that Kobe Bryant had passed on. A legend in the basketball world, Kobe was often referred to as the Black Mamba for his stealthy style and powerful strike… a distinction that even made it into his sneaker collaboration with Nike over the Nike x Kobe ‘Fade To Black’ series.

Today, on the anniversary of his passing, we look at one of the most memorable sneakers from the collaboration, the Nike Zoom Kobe 3 “FTB”. The sneakers come encased in a box that sports the scales of a snake, pointing directly at the Mamba reference. Underneath the box lid are two white shoes that would complement Kobe’s black uniform beautifully, and a reverse diamond 3D texture that has an incredible allure when looked at against direct light. The texture continues on the entire upper surface of the shoe, making it even to the sole, with only a hint of a black panel at the base, paying tribute to the Black Mamba. The shoes, which are available in white and metallic grey, debuted in 2016 around Kobe’s retirement. One would argue that they look just as incredible even today!

Designers: Nike in collaboration with Kobe Bryant