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conversation with nike designer andy caine
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mar 02, 2010
conversation with nike designer andy caine



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while attending the launch of the new nike mercurial vapor superfly II football boots, designboom had
a chance to talk with the boots’ designer andy caine. in our sessions with caine he discussed the newly
developed nike sense technology that enables the boot’s studs to extend when the ground conditions
require more traction. caine also explained the science behind the boots’ vibrant colour scheme.
the bright purple predominates the outside, while the inside has a dark colour. the contrast of the two as
a player is running creates a flickering effect that allows teammates to easily spot them. the new boot
was developed over a two and half year period that saw 43 different prototypes of just the upper and
years of testing.

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nike designer andy caine

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andy caine talks about nike sense

andy caine discusses the design process of a football boot

caine describes the science behind the superfly II’s colour

caine explains the irreverence of the nike mercurial vapor superfly II


testing shoe

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nike mercurial vapor superfly II

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nike mercurial vapor superfly II

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