#CKTBF – Nike Free TR Fit | Erik Arlen

For this weeks CKTBF (CK Throw Back Feature) we visit the Nike Free TR Fit by Erik Arlen.

The Free TR Fit featured a beautiful exoskeletal design, inspired by organic geometry as well as architectural support structures (both on a macro and micro scale). The exoskeleton was then covered by a thin, breathable mesh that really created a very powerful and unique aesthetic. This lead to a shoe that was not only super flexible and breathable, but also extremely supportive. The initial inspiration behind the shoe is immediately noticeable in the final product, and creates a super aggressive and fast aesthetic. The Free tooling just added the final touch of functionality, correct proportion and aesthetic to an already inspired overall design.

Designed for Nike Women’s Training SP11
Nike creative direction : Modern Craft
Inspiration : Micro/Macro structure

Creative direction : Martin Lotti
Color direction : Tina Bue
Color design : Melissa Gallagher



Mr. Bailey

Product Designer + Footwear Architect | Founder of @ConceptKicks | www.MrBailey.co.uk

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