Nike Zoom Ites x Eric Arlen

Designed by Eric Arlen and created with the insights of the snowboarder, Gigi Rüf  for NikeSnowboarding WINTER 12/13, the Nike Zoom Ites combines some of Nike’s newest technologies to create one of the most innovative snowboarding boots to date. With a Nike Free insipired outsole, (initially by designer Shawn Carboy) with a flywire cuf made out of PU Skin and flywire cables, the boot is able to be customized to flex in 3 ways (soft, medium, hard) with an adaptable liner.

‘Borrowing a look from legendary hoops shoes, the Nike Ites Men’s Snow Boot brings a retro edge to the mountain. This high-performance boot is designed for flexibility and customized comfort with a Nike Free outsole and an articulated Flex system in the liner for three levels of snugness.’ – Eric

Design and customize flex system concept : Erik Arlen
Color direction : Erik Arlen
PLM and development : Steve Pelletier

Check out the sketches and development, after the jump.