When fellow designer Marcus Tremonto was approached by Nike to customize their amazing Zoom Force-1 boots, he didn’t stop to consider the proposal but immediately accepted. Tremonto , as many of you may be familiar with from our previous articles on his work, is a contemporary master of light. Always on the lookout for new materials and impossible ways to customize and re-contextualize pop culture icons, i.e. the Lightbotz series, his custom version of the classic Munny figure by Kidrobot.
For this project, he took the chance to explore his vision of the future of sports, envisioning the future of snowboarding in the year 2220! Tremonto was inspired, as he reveals, from sci-fi movies, James Bond and Gundam, the famous anime series. It’s true that there is an undeniably pop appeal to his version of Nike’s Zoom Force-1 boots, reminiscent of a super hero’s shoes that are ready to take off into an endless sky.
Each boot is unique, made in Tremonto’s New York studio, utilizing electroluminescent paper and custom graphics that will definitely light your way to the ski resorts. For all of you who are impatient to check the boots out live, we have good news. The boots will be exhibited during a unique global exhibition scheduled to take place firstly in Denver, Colorado and then Munich, Germany.