Yorgo Tloupas, 26 July 2009, 04:34 AM
After 6 months of waiting, yesterday I finally saw the first prototype of the Nike Tiempo shoe I’ve customized. I was invited to take part in the City Tiempo/CTRS/Livestrong collaboration, in which 8 riders from 8 different cities chose a colorway for the Nike City Tiempo shoe.
I decided to do a completely black shoe:
Which, when lit by car headlights or the flash of a camera, becomes something completely different:
Basically the idea is to have 3M reflective material – in black – all over the shoe, apart from the swoosh, laces, and sole. So during the day the shoe is sober and black, and at night it shines brightly, and adds to your visibility when riding.
I’m really happy with the results, as I was worried that the effect wouldn’t work. Took some crappy shots last night at a dinner, better images coming soon!