NIKE DUNERUNNER | Spencer J Hawkins

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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Mr. Bailey

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

  • Spencer Hawkins - 5 years ago

    WOW. Speechless! Thank you for the post. The appreciation keeps me motivated and humble.