August 30, 2011 BY John Kim
The world’s greatest minds in footwear design seem to gather at Beaverton, OR quite often. This past week, the finalists for the Future Sole 2011 Design Contest convened at the famed Nike campus, where the remaining few unveiled their designs for the specific assignments laid out by the Future Sole Program. The assignments included: a new NY-inspired Jordan Melo footwear design, a Jordan Melo t-shirt, a signature Converse shoe for J.J. Barea, and a Nike Basketball sneaker for a power forward. The highlight of the event was, without a doubt, the Jordan Melo M8 design finalists, submitted by Nick Daiber of Highland, IL and Jacob Rochester of Bloomfield, CT; the judges themselves were stumped, as they could not declare one individual design the clear winner, so Carmelo Anthony himself laid down the iron fist and had to make the ultimate selection, which was Nick Daiber’s Blue/Orange rendition. Check out the finalists below and let us know which Jordan Melo M8 Future Sole design you like best!
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