To know more about the shoe, the Predator Pack, and the System, check out this video with Kobe Bryant and lead designer for the Kobe Signature line Eric Avar. The shoe's set to drop on the 26th and the other colorways by January.

"- Eric Avar The Nike Air Hyperflight might look defiantly futuristic, but it's actually rooted in Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman's tireless quest for less. The Hyperflight's lead designer, Eric Avar, recalls the start of the project. "Bill Bowerman had just passed away, it was a powerful...

"- Eric Avar To understand how far Nike had pushed the language of basketball shoe design, by 2004 experimentation had almost become a norm, meaning a clean, classic look looked downright subversive. The Nike Air Zoom Huarache emerged from conversations with lead designer Eric Avar and the...

Lead designer Eric Avar remembers the discussions. "This was one of those projects that created a lot of debate among the team early on." Once the Nike Flywire proved its mettle in testing, Avar and the team's approach was to create a design that allowed most of the shoe to fall away into...

Following on the heels of the technologically advanced Nike Shox BB4 released in 2000, Nike continued with the futuristic theme by designing a shoe that, as lead designer Eric Avar put it, would be exactly what Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman would make himself: the Nike Air Hyperflight....

"- Eric Avar The Nike Air Foamposite One is a shoe that opened minds and assisted a generation of players. What many don't know is that it was inspired by sunglass protection. Uniting the Advanced group, then known as A.P.E. (Advanced Product Engineering), marketing and the designers at...

"- Eric Avar Sometimes imagination can be tethered by manufacturing limitation. Nike Shox was already a 20-year-old concept at the time of the BB4's release. The idea was too ahead of the curve, necessitating foam that hadn't been invented yet. It resurfaced at the tail end of the 1990s,...

"-Eric Avar How do you cater to the player who can't be defined by an existing category? You create a new lane. Penny Hardaway's personal expression and mode of play set a standard for the shoes of the future. Incredibly quick, but explosive and strong, Penny's strength and athleticism...

For lead designer Eric Avar, the impetus to create the shoe started with a challenge: "How do we step outside the norm of the way we look at design and manufacturing shoes?" The answer, it turned out, lay in a molded sunglass case resting atop a table, which the design team made a focal point...

"- Eric Avar Where does the body end and the shoe begin? The Nike Air Flightposite succeeded in surprising the audience with a progressive dose of unfamiliarity that felt comfortable and strangely familiar. Its sleek, biomechanical shape communicated a certain level of humanity. The Nike...

 

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