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Due to the size and expanse of this project, there is a video that runs through it. If you like to see it all in more detail scroll below the video for a more in-depth look at your own pace. Also, this project was featured on Nice Kicks website too
Footwear Design, Color & Materials, Creative Direction
*Jordan Brand* (Conceptual)
ABOUT THE PROJECT
At the time of this concept, he had won the season MVP last season. He averaged a triple-double for the entire season beating Oscar Robertson's 55-year long record. MJ even described him as playing like he did when he was in the NBA. Up to that point, he had yet to receive a signature performance shoe. Sedated Hype decided to address that.
Create a truly unique performance basketball shoe for Russell Westbrook (at the time he did not have one). Using is unique sense of style and playing as the driving elements behind the design.
The inspiration came for traction from a variety of places. Ostrich feet (fastest two-legged animal on earth), paws of a cheetah (fastest four-legged animal on earth), and gecko feet (one of the best natural forms of traction)
As for what kind of tech would be used for the design, it was the goal to create something new but familiar. The dynamic grip of ping pong paddle, the responsiveness of twin sheet thermoformed TPU, support, and spring of carbon fiber with the responsiveness of Nike's zoom x foam.
Once the tooling and tech were finished the upper was next. It had to scream Westbrook but still fit in the Jordan family. Next, you can look through a few pages of the sketchbook to see how the design evolved.