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Curtain number two of four unveils my next Nike Air Max 1 iD named “Hot Dash“. Yesterday I gave you a detailed look into “Saint Nick“. Today, I’ll take you on the same journey and explain my thought process behind this make-up. Let’s take a quick dash after the jump…
The third design comes in an almost neutral state with just a hint of color. My idea came from animation characters running fast. If you’ve ever seen them run, you’ll notice some special effect that hides the characters feet. Basically, the animators will add some kind of blur effect to show how fast their feet are moving. With that in mind, one character that popped to my head was Dash from The Incredibles.
Make an almost all grey shoe with just an added color to the out-sole; Grey, White, and Hot Red make this idea come to life.
I wanted to create a shoe based on the blur effect of animation characters running. Specifically Dash from “The Incredibles”. I knew I wanted to use an almost all grey upper with a Silver 3M to represent the flash of one moment being here and the next there. The only major choice I had to make was, which color would I use for the out-sole. Go with Beet Red or Hot Red? In the end though, I chose Hot Red because of the brighter look.
To get reference, I searched for images in google of different animation characters running. I found a few, but nothing solid. So I just looked up Dash and found the image below.
The make-up uses Silver for most of the shoe. Accents of White are added to four areas of the shoe. I used 3M for a second time on the overlay (the other was on my Mid-Night Rose design) and one hint of color to the out-sole. I originally designed it with Silver laces but flipped them to white for a better look. Another simple make-up with an added pop factor.
Advice: If you read this already skip it. It’s the same)
If you notice my FLICKR, you will see a lot of make-ups I was working on. It became hard to decide on what two to order. With some tuff choices, I start with my order of two. I almost ordered another two, but decided to wait a little. This actually worked to my benefit because when I received them, I was able to get a better idea of the materials.
Unfortunately, when you work with the online iD studio, you will get a limited vision of what your design will look like. This can actually be a bad thing if you have never done an iD, like myself. I say that because I had no idea how the materials would work with each other. To add to that case, I found out the hard way. This Nike iD “Mid-Night Rose” actually came out better than what I had expected. On the other case, the other Nike iD I ordered, not so much. Hey, you live and learn (I have included a picture of it at the very bottom).
The reason I explained the above is that, once I received my first 2 iD’s, my design ideas changed drastically. I was also able to get a better idea of what the real life materials looked liked. This got me thinking of other concepts to design over my current ones. I went back to the drawing board and designed four more which were very different from my others. I’m now patiently awaiting these four…
If you have a Nike iD studio, I urge you to visit it. This will give you a better idea of what you are working with. It will allow you to see sample swatches and sample shoes in different make-ups. By doing this, it will help you understand your design better or change your idea in total. Yes you can return it if you are not happy with the results, but do you really want to wait another 4 to 5 weeks?
Silver synthetic suede on the quarter panel, mudguard and mesh.
White synthetic suede on the swoosh.
White on the sock liner.
Silver laces flipped to White ones.
Hot Red on the out-sole and White on the mid-sole.
Personal iD: Vagrant S.
December 11, 2009
January 5, 2009
Image of shoe is pretty true to color. I color corrected it against the real shoe.
I call this make-up “Hot Dash“.
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Third real life image of shoe here.
Top view of to box.
Tongue and tag.
Camera Flash images to showcase the Silver 3M reflect.
Silver 3M Reflect image 2.
Silver 3M Reflect image 3.
Silver 3M Reflect image 4.
You can also check a video of the 3M reflect on the this iD here.
This is two of four Nike Air Max 1 iD’s that I received last week. Stay tuned for the next write-up on the one called “Blue Moon“.