A personal project from designer, Spencer J Hawkins, this Nike DUNERUNNER concept is designed to be a shoe that provides ‘superior comfort, weight, and sandproof technology to help the next level athlete run the Marathon des Sables; a 250km race in the Sahara desert.‘
The concept features a ton of interesting features (as you can see below), but honestly what grabbed my attention the most was the fact that Spencer used Z-Brush to model his concept. This is something myself and a few fellow IDer’s have been thinking about doing for a while (I need to step up my Z-Brush game first though). Using a soft modelling program like Z-Brush is a brilliant tool for sculpting a shoe in a more ‘artistic’ manner, so I was pumped when I saw the model that Spencer’s created. I think we can all agree the model looks pretty sweet, it would have been extremely hard to get that stretched fabric look on a more traditional shoe modelling program.
Either way, regardless of what programs Spencer used, the concept came out great. You can check out the Nike Dunerunner concept in full, below.
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