Just found this video on youtube about the inspiration for Nike's revolutionary Air Max 1s (you know, the shoes with the air cushion you can see). Turns out, it all started with a trip to the art museum.
"When you sit down to design something--and it can be anything: a car, a toaster, a house, a tall building, a shoe--what you design is a culmination of everything you've seen and done in you life up to that point."
Keep this video in mind if you're headed to next Tuesday's D-Crit reading at KGB bar in New York. This month, SVA's panel of gurus talk about the intersection between sports and design.