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Q&A with Nike Kobe 9 Designer Eric Avar Q&A with Nike Kobe 9 Designer Eric Avar

December 5, 2013 BY / 4 / 5

Much of yesterday’s major news involved the launch of the Kobe 9 and the Kobe Prelude Pack, which featured guest appearances by Kobe Bryant, Nike CEO Mark Parker, and designer Er...Read More

Where Design Meets Art: The Nike Kobe 9 – Media Event Recap Where Design Meets Art: The Nike Kobe 9 – Media Event Recap

December 4, 2013 BY / 0 / 5

The most general schools of thought would suggest that a player at age thirty-five, one who just half a year ago suffered a season-ending injury, would be thinking of retirement. Afte...Read More

Nike Kobe 8 – Officially Unveiled Nike Kobe 8 – Officially Unveiled

November 29, 2012 BY / 4.25 / 5

Over the last eight years, Kobe Bryant has grown to create an unbreakable legacy with Nike, pushing the limits of design, innovation, and style. Starting from the Air Zoom Kobe 1 in 2...Read More

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20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Zoom Kobe IV (2008)

August 9, 2012 BY / 0 / 5

Upon seeing yesterday’s look back at the original Hyperdunk’s role in the past twenty years of Nike Basketball innovation, one Sneaker News reader predicted that the next m...Read More

20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Air Hyperdunk (2008)

August 8, 2012 BY / 0 / 5

Team USA will face Australia in its first tournament game of the London Olympics in just a short time, the same team they trounced in the 2008 quarterfinal round by thirty-one points. ...Read More

20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Air Zoom Huarache 2K4 (2004)

August 6, 2012 BY / 4.13 / 5

Nike Basketball’s trip back through the past twenty years sees its first ‘retro’ entry today, as a dozen years after the list kicked off with Tinker Hatfield and Eric...Read More

20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Zoom Ultraflight (2003)

August 5, 2012 BY / 4.5 / 5

Building off the successful Zoom platform of 2001’s Hyperflight, Aaron Cooper and Eric Avar set out to re-create the Hyperflight’s performance while incorporating an aesthe...Read More

20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Air Hyperflight (2001)

August 3, 2012 BY / 0 / 5

Sneaker News has followed Nike Basketball back through the first half of its examination of the past twenty years, and after Tinker Hatfield’s name rang out through the first wee...Read More

20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Shox BB4 (2000)

August 2, 2012 BY / 5 / 5

Any serious sneakerhead could tell you of Tinker Hatfield’s immense influence on sneaker design and the first few entries in Nike Basketball’s 20 year retrospective echoed ...Read More

20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Air Flightposite (1999)

August 1, 2012 BY / 5 / 5

After a fairly thorough excavation of the legendary 1995-96 season and its immediate followups, Nike Basketball continues its journey through the past two decades of excellence with th...Read More

20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Air Foamposite One (1997)

July 31, 2012 BY / 2 / 5

We’ve chronicled Nike Basketball’s trip back through the past twenty years over these past couple weeks and today we encounter the design that’s made more of an impac...Read More

20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Air Max Penny (1995)

July 27, 2012 BY / 5 / 5

Today’s chapter in the Nike Basketball history book is a discussion of one of many models that makes 1995-96 arguably the best season on record, but this story has its nexus som...Read More

20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Air Flight Huarache (1992)

July 24, 2012 BY / 4.75 / 5

Following up on yesterday’s debut, we see the next entrant in Nike Basketball’s ’20 Years’ retrospective pick up right where the Air Force 180 Low left off.  T...Read More

Nike Zoom Kobe VI Wear-Test Sample

May 15, 2012 BY / 0 / 5

Of the lengthy sneaker-design process, the Wear-Test stage is a make-or-break affair; it doesn’t matter if the shoe looks amazing – if it doesn’t perform to the stand...Read More

Nike Zoom Kobe VII System: Shoe Science – Attack Fast

January 13, 2012 BY / 0 / 5

“The system and the way I perform – they go hand in hand.” – Kobe Bryant There’s a lot of science and engineering behind the Kobe System. With the interch...Read More

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