Designer KXIV who gives his unique take on sneakers has customized the adidas Ultra Boost. His latest work of art is known as the adidas Ultra Boost ‘Birds Nest’ which is inspired by the 2008 Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Center. This is a follow up to his 2014 custom using the Air Jordan 11.
The seemingly erratic textured upper part along with a structurally systematic lacing system sit on the bubble-like form and function of the adidas Ultra Boost sole.
The lacing system designed by KXIV consists of two continuous laces that look around support points along the upper part of the shoe and around its heel. The lock is a 3D-printed double-loop cinch that keeps the laces in place in a very clean manner, along the heel is another lace-lock that keeps the whole network from sliding. The textured skin beneath adds a second layer to the design, exposing the structural lacing that is an abrasive-resistant polyurethane fused to a lycra base. The upper lace layer was lasted and baked at 300 degrees to hold its form in place while still providing the elasticity of the lycra.
Below you can check out more images of the adidas Ultra Boost Bird Nest Custom which will give you a better look. Make sure to visit the comments section with your thoughts on this custom.
Source: Design Boom