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KXIV Designs Adidas Ultraboost Sneakers Inspired by Herzog & de Meuron's Beijing 'Bird Nest'

KXIV Designs Adidas Ultraboost Sneakers Inspired by Herzog & de Meuron's Beijing 'Bird Nest'
KXIV Designs Adidas Ultraboost Sneakers Inspired by Herzog & de Meuron's Beijing 'Bird Nest', © KXIV. Via Sneakernews
© KXIV. Via Sneakernews

Architecturally-trained designer KXIV has envisioned a custom pair of adidas UltraBOOST sneakers, inspired by the architecture of Herzog & de Meuron’s 2008 Beijing Olympics stadium, commonly referred to as the “Bird’s Nest.”

KXIV’s design features a unique lacing system that wraps around the sneaker, held in place with a series of 3D-printed double-loop cinch locks. Underneath, a lycra texture is covered with lace-like lines made from abrasive-resistant polyurethane, giving the shoe a layered look similar to that of the stadium. To get it to hold its form, the upper lace layer the upper lace layer was baked at 300 degrees, creating a structure that is both supportive and elastic.

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "KXIV Designs Adidas Ultraboost Sneakers Inspired by Herzog & de Meuron's Beijing 'Bird Nest'" 24 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/872085/kxiv-designs-adidas-ultraboost-sneakers-inspired-by-herzog-and-de-meurons-beijing-bird-nest/> ISSN 0719-8884
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受北京“鸟巢”启发设计出来的阿迪达斯 Ultraboost 运动鞋