New Louis Vuitton Sneaker Sketch Surfaces

Jun 11, 2018 | Yizhou Ma |

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It has not been long since Virgil Abloh was named Louis Vuitton‘s men’s wear artistic director. He has had success in the sneaker realm with his own Off-White label as well with Nike. Now, a sketch has surfaced online from @Pinoe77  which is rumored to be his new Louis Vuitton sneakers. The sneaker appears to … Read more

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Sneaker Sketch Of The Week // Christian Tresser’s Nike Air Max 97

Apr 14, 2017 | Nick DePaula |

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words // Nick DePaula: Though it may not be my favorite shoe to wear around, the Air Max 97 has long been one of my all-time favorite footwear designs. Visually, they’re incredible. Tasked with following up Sergio Lozano’s groundbreaking Air Max 95 design, and the underrated-yet-impressive Air Max 96, Nike’s Christian Tresser stepped up to … Read more

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Sneaker Sketch // Vincenzo Monteroso Renders the Ultimate Nike Kobe Hybrid

Nov 30, 2015 | Pierce Simpson |

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With Kobe Bryant making his heartfelt announcement last night in the form of a poem entitled “Dear Basketball” in which he described his eventual retirement from the NBA, it marks the end of a legendary and iconic career. However, plenty of sneakerheads are curious to know if the Nike Kobe series will continue despite Mamba’s journey away … Read more

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Sneaker Sketch of the Week // Aaron Cooper’s Nike Air Pippen 2

Nov 11, 2015 | Nick DePaula |

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words // Nick DePaula: During the late 1990’s, there was a distinct trend permeating into footwear design across the industry. As players throughout the league began to lead their own signature sneakers, designers looked to dive deeper into their personal stories, and would often pull cues and attributes from their style of play, personalities, upbringing … Read more

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Sneaker Sketch Of The Week // Tinker Hatfield’s Nike MAG Design

Oct 21, 2015 | Nick DePaula |

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words // Nick DePaula: Every shoe that a footwear designer creates will eventually be released in the future, of course. Typically, that’ll be around 12-18 months later on, but back in 1988, Tinker Hatfield was working on a project set some 27 years in the future. The shoe, the Nike MAG, was to be featured … Read more

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Sneaker Sketch of the Week // Nike Air Zoom Generation

Sep 28, 2015 | Nick DePaula |

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words // Nick DePaula: When Nike pitched a then-18 year-old LeBron James during the spring of 2003 with his own shoe and a massive 7 year, $90 Million contract offer, the brand also put together the most powerful design trio it had. Tinker Hatfield, Eric Avar AND Aaron Cooper were teaming up to design his … Read more

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Sneaker Sketch of the Week // Aurelien Longo’s adidas Y-3 Qasa II Low

Sep 21, 2015 | Nick DePaula |

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words // Nick DePaula: The Qasa II Low is one of my very favorite sneakers of 2015. I like black and grey a ton, and after picking up a pair back in February, I’ve been routinely wearing them around on a weekly basis for trips to the grocery store, out to dinner and everywhere in … Read more

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Sneaker Sketch of the Week // Eric Avar’s Nike Hyperflight

Sep 6, 2015 | Nick DePaula |

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words // Nick DePaula By the time you see a sneaker online, or, once upon a time, by the time you saw a shoe for the first time by walking into an actual store, there are layers and layers of untold stories and details that have often gone into a product. While the Hyperflight was unlike anything else … Read more

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Sneaker Sketch Of The Week // Leo Chang’s Nike KD 8

Aug 24, 2015 | Nick DePaula |

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At the start of every signature shoe’s design process, the designer is often searching for that one statement icon or feature of the shoe that adds a signature element to the silhouette. Through the years, Kobe’s mamba-textured VI, Gary Payton’s shrouded up Zoom Glove and MJ’s “Black Cat” inspired Air Jordan XIII all quickly come … Read more

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Sneaker Sketch of the Week // Leo Chang’s Nike Hyperdunk 2015

Aug 17, 2015 | Nick DePaula |

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When Nike Basketball Design Director Leo Chang set out to design the latest Hyperdunk, there were a few big picture cues and concepts he had in mind from the outset. The year would be 2015, and with Eric Avar’s original Hyperdunk taking some heavy inspiration from Tinker Hatfield’s iconic Air Mag, Leo was looking to … Read more

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