The main goal in my design is to optimize the strength-to-weight ratio
of the shoe for the road racer. The main features are as follows:
-- Nike's Flywire technology is used in new ways to provide a lightweight yet strong support system in the upper.
-- The new Flywire strap system
offers superior lockdown, and an integrated heel strap
allows for customizable heel fit and lockdown.
-- The elliptical pattern of the new Flywire "web" structure
provides increased sidewall coverage with less fibers.
-- The perforated Flywire panel
optimizes ventilation & breathability while riding and also helps in the weight reduction of the shoe.
-- A microsuede lining and padded collar
add comfort without compromising weight.
-- A carbon fiber sole
provides excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio for power transfer.
-- Quick sketches (pen/sharpie/prismacolor 30% grey) = 10 minutes
-- Illustrator with quick dodge/burn in Photoshop = 50 minutes