I thought i would drop some culinary sketchery for this challenge. Colors came out a lil dark. I know this is not a low version, but I had fun sketching anyhow and that's what its all about. I will post up the "low" version this weekend.
Nice start to this thread. Here's my first contibution... Haven't sketched anything basketball related in a long time. I was going for some fast cues / design lines in the collar and ankle zone. Incorporated simple sculpting lines in the midsole that are inspired by the golden state logo. Translucent outsole is inspired by the mouth guard of course, which wraps up into the forefoot for quick cuts. Silhouette came out a tad long. I'll see what I can do to progress this concept.
Thanks Michael. I'll keep adding some refinements and details. This is a good exercise for me to get reacquainted with basketball product. I'll explore some different views too (toe down, outsole, etc).