Eric Avar

Eric Avar

Q&A with Nike Kobe 9 Designer Eric Avar

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...

By John Kim December 5, 2013

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

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,...

By John Kim December 4, 2013

Nike Kobe 8 – Officially Unveiled

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...

By John Kim November 29, 2012

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

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

By Aaron Hope August 9, 2012

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

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...

By Aaron Hope August 8, 2012

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

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...

By Aaron Hope August 6, 2012

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

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 aesthetic...

By John Kim August 5, 2012

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

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

By Aaron Hope August 3, 2012

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

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...

By Aaron Hope August 2, 2012