27 Dec '13, 8pm

A chat with @Nike design legend Eric Avar about the Kobe 9 and his design philosophy.

A chat with @Nike design legend Eric Avar about the Kobe 9 and his design philosophy.

From the Huarache 2K4 to the latest signature shoe, Eric has overseen Kobe’s shoes since he moved over from adidas and it’s interesting to see that the Kobe 9 goes high after almost a five years of low cuts. We’re not complaining though — all our favourite basketball shoes are eccentric byproducts of pure performance. Flyknit on a basketball shoe is a bold move, but bearing in mind that Eric was Tinker’s right hand man for the Huarache Flight 21 years ago, the Kobe 9 feels like a logical progression of everything that went before. With this shoe set to drop in the new Year, we caught up with the man behind the Kobe line to talk about the man they’re made for and his philosophies of footwear design.

Full article: http://www.crookedtongues.com/news/eric-avar-interview-ni...

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