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Knitted Nikes

Posted by Gavin Lucas, 22 June 2010, 13:24    Permalink    Comments (15)

Commissioned by Nike78 (Eliza posted about the project earlier this month) London-based THIS IS studio has created these rather fetching knitted trainers. They just sent us more images so we thought we'd post them up...

"The Nike78 project asked us to challenge the function of a pair on Nikes," explains Barney Beech of THIS IS.  "In the world cup spirit we've created these trainers for the discerning sofa athlete: hand knitted with a Cashmere/Merino mix. The comfiest way to watch the game!"

See Eliza's post on the Nike78 project here

 

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15 Comments

By far the best entry to date. Can I have them post-exhibition pretty please?
Stu Goulden
2010-06-22 14:40:09


http://www.nike78.co.uk/jonathan-barnett/

these ones are sick too!
samford
2010-06-22 15:13:32


http://www.johnsonbanks.co.uk/thoughtfortheweek/index.php?thoughtid=462

nice but seen it before
James
2010-06-22 16:04:43


Yum, yes please
Christine
2010-06-22 17:59:19


Would be better if someone was wearing them.
Sambo
2010-06-23 08:56:23


This girl graduated from Bath School of Art & Design in 2009, she knitted an entire Ferrari!!! Check it out...

http://www.lauren-porter.co.uk/
Ben
2010-06-23 09:22:58


Connie Wright was commissioned freelance to knit these, shame that there's no mention.
Deborah
2010-06-23 14:06:12


Yeah I've seen Connie Wright's work before, she is amazing! Well done Connie!
Crispin
2010-06-23 17:48:52


I bet they're so comfy! ...but probably won't be seeing them in foot locker any time soon!
http://www.philrobertsdesign.com
Phil Roberts
2010-06-23 22:53:10


@James You've seen a pair of knitted nikes before?
Alan Smithee
2010-06-24 23:52:31


This reminds me of the Shoelace shoes project from Kingston last year. It's on Michael Johnsons' blog http://johnsonbanks.co.uk/thoughtfortheweek/index.php?thoughtid=462
Steve
2010-06-27 10:26:15


Am sure my nan did these for me, can I have them back :-)
Advertising
2010-07-20 17:43:20


wow very different x
nicola harrison
2010-10-08 11:14:31


I love these, they are cute. I want the pattern.
christine Purdy
2010-11-02 14:35:53


Where can we purchase the pattern?
Andrea Skeoch
2010-11-12 03:22:50


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