Nike Ben Simmons 1

My take on #1 draft pic Ben Simmons first signature Nike. Inspired by the Herman Miller Sayl chair, the heel is open and supports the foot in a silicone cage. The front of the upper is Flyknit with a tighter TPU weave in the forefoot. The first basketball sneaker to feature power lacing, the heel of the tooling encapsulates the motor, which tightens the hidden Flywire cables to keep Ben locked down when exploding towards the hoop!

Andrew James
Footwear Designer at Anta Santa Monica, CA