31 May '18, 7pm

What It's Like to Make a Sneaker for The Rock

What It's Like to Make a Sneaker for The Rock

Not many wrestlers get their own signature sneaker, but Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson isn’t just any wrestler. He’s one of the greatest entertainers ever, a big-time actor, and the owner of one of the most hulking physiques on the planet. He’s also got his own Under Armour shoe, the Project Rock 1, a training shoe meant for people who want to put work in at the gym. This isn’t the first time that Johnson has received special footwear from UA, but this is the first time that he’s gotten his own silhouette, and it’s a big deal. The shoe itself takes inspiration from other sneakers made by Under Armour, but is distinctly engineered for The Rock’s workouts. It’s hard to miss the huge Brahma Bull on the heel of the shoe, too. We got a chance to talk to the lead designer on the sneaker, Justin Howe, and he broke down what it’s actually like to create footwear for Dwayne Johnson. The...

Full article: http://www.complex.com/sneakers/2018/05/what-its-like-to-...

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