Sketchbook Drop For August 16th, 2012 (A Preview of the Philosophy Of FlyKnit)

Posted by on Aug 17, 2012 in Sketchbook | 2 Comments

What you are viewing here is the reason why I have yet to deliver Part 3 in my Form, Function & Philosophy of the FlyKnit Trainer.

As I began to write Part 3 I started discussing what I felt the future could be for FlyKnit and if you recall in Part 2 the Function, I described why I needed a stability shoe instead of  the amazing FlyKnit Trainer. So I decided to use Part 3 as an opportunity to create a solution for the reason why I can’t run in the FlyKnit Trainer everyday, pronation. I focused very hard on trying to paint a picture with my words within the writing and I decided that I should just do a quick design so you, the readers; fully grasp what I am trying to describe. That idea quickly turned into a full project as every time I went to Illustrator to create the final rendering I would be unhappy with the result. It wouldn’t be far enough into the future or the graphics were not aligning or the silhouette was wack. So I kept revising and revising and restarting and revising to the point that you see now, my final direction.

I don’t want to give away too much of the details because obviously I want you to come back and view the Philosophy on Monday but the whole basis is around the idea that the nature of FlyKnit would be against adding a large plastic piece that locks the foot in place to reduce pronation. FlyKnit is a minimal construction with endless possibilities and I intend to explore those in this design. So come back on Monday and see the final result!


  1. Dongwoo
    August 17, 2012

    very interesting mid-sole!

    • B
      August 17, 2012

      Thank you! For a while it was the only thing I was happy with on the design. Lol


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