INTERVIEW: NIKE FREE DESIGNER MARK MINER ON DESIGN PROCESS
WIth three models launching this month in the Nike Free 4.0, 3.0, and Run+ 3, Senior Nike Footwear Designer Mark Miner has a lot to say about the design process behind such innovative running technology as Nike consistently puts out with its shoes. Taking a barefoot running ideal and improving it, the video shows an artist that is very passionate about his craft designing and redesigning the shoe. Another video in the interview shows just how much drawing can go into such a process.
Footlocker has a cool contest running right now that gives you the chance to prove your knowledge as a sneakerhead by guessing which sneakers are the hottest. You fill out a bracket and compete with other aspiring champions as sneakers move up round by round until one shoe is the winner. Every entry gives you a chance to win, and the grand prize winner gets Sneakers For A Year. Check it out now on Footlocker’s Facebook page.
A sneaker that may have suffered from being too innovative in its design its first time out of the gate, this rerelease of the Nike Kukini Free sees a royal blue and black colorway with details in neon green and grey that sit atop an all-white sole with rectangular shapes portioned out. Pre-order the shoe now at Titolo for €134 EUR (approximately $180 USD), and expect release information in the States soon enough.