You know that ziggy-zaggy pattern you see on the bottom of your rubber soled shoes? It’s called “herringbone.” It’s been performance proven for decades, which is why your new sport sneakers often have the same traction pattern as your years-old musty pair in the back corner of your closet. Herringbone grips, sticks, and generally just works to keep your feet cutting faster and stronger than the other guy’s wacky rubber arrangement.
The Brooklyn Nets as an organization have also employed trusty old herringbone. Today, the team unveiled the first look at their Maple hardwood, herringbone-patterned home court floor. It may not have a footwear performance benefit in this case, but it sure looks cool. Hello herringbone.
via Brooklyn Nets