It’s always a treat to take in new shoe concepts and initial sketchwork at its conception stage. Brett Golliff has shared a lot of that lately over at his personal site BrettGolliff.com. The latest may be one of his most interesting, as B puts pen to paper on a Nike Flyknit concept to help illustrate and stoke the flames for his upcoming Part 3 “Philosophy” review (following “Form” and “Function”) on the Flyknit Trainer and the Swoosh’s knitted technology at large.
I don’t want to give away too much of the details because obviously I want you to come back and view the Philosophy on Monday but the whole basis is around the idea that the nature of FlyKnit would be against adding a large plastic piece that locks the foot in place to reduce pronation. FlyKnit is a minimal construction with endless possibilities and I intend to explore those in this design.
Look for Brett’s piece on Monday, check out his detailed Hacking The System: The Future of Nike Flyknit piece if you haven’t, and follow him on Twitter @bgolliff.