#9) PEAK Basketball Design Concept
Designer: Trevor Milless
Shoe name: PEAK Apex
Design description: There are two aspects of competitive athletics, training and the culmination of that training…game time. Up until this point athletes have used two pairs of shoes to achieve their full potential in both areas. That all changes today however, the Peak Apex allows the athletes to utilize one shoe for everything. With the aggressive out sole design providing an uncompromising grip and a revolutionary inner sock design giving the wearer maximum comfort the Apex does it all.
Training Or Balling…Reach Your Peak.
Design feedback by Brett Golliff:
Trevor came up with a unique story but from a design standpoint it was lacking a few things. I think he should go back and work on his proportions, specifically the height of his toe box; it is a little too sleek looking. It tends to look more like a bootie as opposed to a performance shoe. I also would have liked to see more than just profile views of his shoes. He is creating a relatively complex system that I think needs more explaining than what he is drawing. It would be great to see what the sole unit was looking like in perspective.
Design feedback by Trung Tran:
Trevor was able to capture the style of the LF-LC pretty well in his design. He intentionally set off to do one shoe for basketball and training and it would have been cool to see what kind of research or exploration he did in terms of finding common performance needs between both activities. It might have been even better to see if he stumbled on any dissimilarities and what solution or compromises he came up with and how that translated into his final design. Although I don’t think the shape of the heel cushioning works well with the rest of the shoe, it would have been good to show different views of the heel and how the elements fit together. The geometry of the exo-skeleton appears to lack structural support as well and it doesn’t seem like it would hold shape well. The shape of the outrigger is interesting and conveys a nice sense of lateral support and flexibility.