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Shoe Patterns: Beautiful Story-Telling Traction Designs

Nike, Brandblack, Jordan, Li Ning

Well the bottom of your shoe may not be the first place you would think to go for inspiration, but over the last few years footwear designers, particularly at NIKE, Inc., have started to create some beautiful traction designs, whilst maintaining high performance standards.

Listed are a few of my current favorite designs, both in terms of form, color choice, and for some, the story behind the design.

Nike Kobe IX

Kobe 9 Traction

Nike KD 7

Nike KD 7 Traction

Nike KD 7 Traction

Air Jordan 10

Air Jordan 10 Traction

Li-Ning Way Of Wade 2

Li-Ning Way Of Wade 2 "Code Red" Traction

Li-Ning Way Of Wade 2 "Code Red&quot Traction;

Nike LeBron 12

Nike LeBron 12 Traction

Nike Elastico Superfly

Nike Elastico Superfly Traction

Nike Elastico Superfly Traction

Brandblack J.Crossover

Brandblack J.Crossover Traction

Nike Roshe Run

Nike Roshe Run Traction

Air Jordan XX9

Air Jordan XX9 Traction

Air Jordan XX9 Traction

Nike Kobe 8 Prelude

Nike Kobe 8 Prelude Traction

Nike Zoom HyperRev

Nike Zoom HyperRev Traction

Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit

Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit Traction

Nike Hyperdunk 2014

Nike Hyperdunk 2014 Traction

Nike KD 6 “All-Star”

KD 6 All-Star Sole

KD 6 All-Star Sole

Nike LeBron 11 “All-Star”

LeBron 11 All-Star Sole

- By Ben Bate

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