Collaboration with MLB star, KEN GRIFFEY Jr. to create the sixth generation of his SIGNATURE line of products. Air Zoom Griffey G6 Metal cleat, Air Griffey G6 cleat, Griffey G6 MCS, Air Max Griffey G6 Trainer.
AIR ZOOM K-LO 2
AIR ZOOM 40/40 SP. Lightweight metal baseball sprint plate and Track&Field fit upper.
AIR MAX PURIFY - Cross Training Baseball model originally designed & developed with the collaboration of Alex Rodriguez.
AIR METAL MAX - Cross Training
MULTI-DIRECTIONAL TURF TRACTION - This Traction INNOVATION has been implemented into Nike TURF and TRAINING footwear since 2000. It has proven to provide the best traction on any surface: Synthetic Turf, as well as Court, Blacktop, Pavement, ETC. ETC.
SPEED TD MID
AIR MAX
AIR ZOOM SHIFT - Running Innovation - Podular Zoom Air Carrier design improved flexibility and reduced weight. Variable/Engineered mesh and lightweight heel counter construction.
AIR TURBULENCE 8
AIR ZOOM SKYLON - Lightweight technical Running - Flexible Zoom Air Carrier design & seamless upper construction.
AIR ZOOM SWIFT
AIR ZOOM VITESSE - LightStrong insight around maximizing durability while minimizing weight. Smart use of existing materials such as Zoom Air, PU/EVA combination and pleated upper design for a shoe weighing under 10 oz. with 1,000 miles of durability.
AIR TORINO GT - Winter Running Innovation - Concept design for improved INSULATION, TRACTION and VISIBILITY.
NIKE BEACH SPORT - collection of Beach Sport Footwear created for Central & South America markets. Used insights from Rio De Janiero to build Creative Direction and individual designs for sand running and strand running models.
SHOX TL3 (Running Innovation) - full-length SHOX cushioning platform.
SHOX Swift - Technical Running cushioning innovation... 7-column SHOX platform designed around the biomechanical footstrike data of faster runners.
The 2nd GENERATION design of NIKE's 4-column SHOX platform created for initial launch in FALL 2006 in the SHOX TURBO OH. Platform design updates included improved running transition and overall flexibility of the system. Subsequently used for multiple products over multiple years.
SHOX Bella - First Women's specific 5-column SHOX cushioning platform and upper.
BOWERMAN SERIES (2007 - 2009) generated Creative Direction and individual designs for NIKE Technical Running models: Air PEGASUS, Air STRUCTURE TRIAX, Air SPAN, Air ZOOM ELITE, Air ZOOM SKYLON, Air MAX MOTO, Air ZOOM VOMERO, Air ZOOM EQUALON
CONSUMER FOCUSED DESIGN STRATEGY - Evoltion of the Air Structure Triax, onward to the BowermanNEXT innovation concept.
AIR ZOOM VOMERO 2
AIR PEGASUS 2007
BOWERMAN SERIES - established Best Practices, optimization of upper FIT, drafting of TOOLING platform architecture across the full range of models.
AIR ZOOM SKYLON 11
AIR ZOOM VOMERO 3
AIR PEGASUS 25
AIR PEGASUS 25 - spearheaded Considered Design approach into Nike's Running category.
ZOOM AVATAR (BowermanNEXT Innovation Concept 2008) - This project, though never commercialized, broke new ground in addressing Runner Biomechanics with new manufacturing processes and materials... Many of which became the norm within the industry in the decade following.
AIRMAX Taiwind cushioning platform - Next Generation RAMP AIRsole design solution provided new eco-friendly, unpressurized, ambient Airbladders free from harmful SF6 Gas. Unique design geometry brought improved flexibility, stability, and visibility to the configuration.
LOCAL 4 LOCAL. Vision and design work on Nike's Local Manufacturing project during my time in the Innovation Kitchen.
COLUMBIA C-SERIES (2012)- Advanced Concepts-Barefootwear lightweight/minimalist shoes for outdoor athletes seeking the highest-performance. Each model targeted design+technology+material solutions for its specified terrain, conditions and activity.
COLUMBIA CONSPIRACY
MONTRAIL RACING (2012)- Advanced Concepts Hybrid-Trail Running and Promo Racing Footwear created based on the insight and specific needs of World Mountain Running Champion, Max King.
UNDER ARMOUR - VENTILATE concept. maximize breathability and drainability for runners in hot-weather environments.
UNDER ARMOUR - VENTILATE concept (2012)
UNDER ARMOUR - DESMA (Direct-Inject Lightweight Cushioning) tooling CONCEPT
UNDER ARMOUR - DESMA (Direct-Inject Lightweight Cushioning) tooling CONCEPT
UNDER ARMOUR - CHARGE RC 3 (2013) second generation Speedform concept
BROOKS - TRANSCEND 3 (Innovation concept) first round test-sample
INNOVATION STRATEGY & DIRECTION - NIKE Core Performance (2014-2016). Responsible for holistic Innovation Agenda, Strategy & Vision delivering against category business needs. Generated communications and socialized the content across all levels of the vast Nike product-creation organization to sure-up support and resourcing.
INNOVATION ROADMAP, INSIGHTS & BRIEFING - NIKE Core Performance (2014-2016). Built seasonal roadmap outlining deliverables and timeframe to support category business needs. Generated INSIGHT, BREIF and SCOPE for each project on the roadmap.
NEED4SPEED (2015) - NIKE price-point Running Propulsion CONCEPT. A wholistic northstar innovation encompassing multiple footwear features to simply answer the question: "How can we make runners FASTER?"
SUSTAINABILITY / CIRCULARITY CONCEPT - NIKE Natural / Flex Series (2015). Innovation vision seeking to identify and bring together individuals within the product-creation organization against lofty long-range goal... project scope included materials exploration and unique manufacturing processes to create products designed specifically for positive end-of-life results.
nike FLEX SERIES (2015) - Pricepoint Innovation project solving for Natural Running biomechanics similar to nike FREE
P.O.D. - NIKE Plush Cushioning CONCEPT. Partnership with injection manufacturing partner utilizing stock-fit parts in the proper placement underfoot for purpose of targeted Deceleration during the running foot strike. An innovation to provide comfortable stability / motion control in a unique way.
EXPLOSIVE POWER - NIKE C.P. On-Demand Containment Basketball CONCEPT. My only foray into the realm of Basketball footwear design... A Lebron James low price-point innovation to offer containment by chanelling forced air through a Nike AIRSOLE to different areas of the foot/ankle.
EXPLOSIVE POWER - NIKE C.P. On-Demand Containment Basketball CONCEPT. My only foray into the realm of Basketball footwear design... A Lebron James low price-point innovation to offer containment by chanelling forced air through a Nike AIRSOLE to different areas of the foot/ankle.
NIKE BASEBALL (2018 - 2020) generated Silo Structure, Creative Direction and individual designs for NIKE BSBL models: Vapor ULTRAFLY series, Alpha HUARACHE series, Force TROUT Signature series, Elite, Metal, MCS, Turf, Youth level products.
VAPOR-NIKE BSBL (2018). Silo Structure, Creative Direction and Product Design of Vapor ULTRAFLY 2 series
ALPHA-NIKE BSBL (2018). Alpha HUARACHE 2 design by Josh Ceniceros. Silo Structure, Creative Direction and Mentorship by John Hlavacs
FORCE-NIKE BSBL (2018). Silo Structure, Creative Direction and Product Design of Force TROUT 5 signature series
NIKE BASEBALL (2018 - 2019) Spring Training pack. Silo Structure, Creative Direction for VAPOR, ALPHA, FORCE... and individual designs for models: Vapor ULTRAFLY 2, Force TROUT 5 series
VAPOR ULTRAFLY 2
NIKE BASEBALL (2019 - 2020) Silo Structure, Creative Direction for VAPOR, ALPHA, FORCE... and individual designs for models: Vapor ULTRAFLY 2, Force TROUT 6 series
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ARCHIVE | TIMELINE 1996-2022 (Footwear Design & Innovation)

A sampling of work from 12 years at NIKE

John Hlavacs
Footwear Designer / Innovator Portland, OR