When Adidas completely redesigned its entire line of soccer cleats, product design—along with plenty of technical design—played a key role. I explore that side of footwear design for HOW Design magazine. Check out the story here.
Under Armour wants to continue to build its name around protection and it hopes a new smart material used for football protection will help. The new polymer adapts to impact, offering a thinner padding with increased protection. Learn more about the material in my exclusive Sports Illustrated Tech Talk column here.
Ahead of Wimbledon, Nike announced the creation of a Serena Williams-specific shoe. And it came together with the help of Kobe Bryant and a Kung Fu master. Read more about the design and the process via my exclusive Sports Illustrated story.
I spoke at length with the designer of the new Atlanta Hawks uniform set. Read about the process, the decisions and the look via my Sports Illustrated feature here.
Keeping the lawn perfect at The All England Club proves a yearlong effort. Read more about the process via my Sports Illustrated story here.
Kevin Durant’s latest model, the KD8, brings with it a fresh design perspective from designer Leo Chang and a new type of Nike technology. Learn more via my Sports Illustrated article here.
Roger Federer oozes classic style on the tennis court, so it is no wonder Nike featured him when unveiling their Wimbledon looks. Check out RF and other Nike designs for the London-based major via my Sports Illustrated post here.
Nike sneaker designer Leo Chang used inspiration from Nike sneakers in Back to the Future II to help craft the look of the new Hyperdunk 2015. Read more about the design and the technical aspects of the shoe via my Sports Illustrated article here.
Quebec City doesn’t have a NHL hockey team, but in a few months they’ll have a NHL-caliber arena. I chatted with the Populous architect behind the design of the new arena aiming to lure a NHL team to the Canadian city. Read my Sports Illustrated story here.
Red Bull has a plan for everything, including how to make a trick-happy video with a BMX biker in the ravaged shell of Detroit’s Silverdome. Learn how this biker returned to the training ground of his youth in an emotional and wild four days of shooting via my Sports Illustrated feature.