I’ll be honest. I’m the least athletic person you’ll meet. Even the idea of thumb-wrestling makes me cringe. So believe me, when I write about sports, or sporting gear, it’s a big deal! What’s so special this time? The Nike Free Climb shoe, that’s what! The design and aesthetic gets even a lazy bum like mine’s heart racing. Designer Jim Tirone cleverly uses Nike’s existing technology feasibility to create a shoe for vertical rock climbing/trekking, a sporting area never explored by the super-company. Great Visual Appeal + Great Product Placement = Win!
Designer: Jim Tirone