Athletic Fashion: Fall ’12 Sketches

What’s next for athletic? Direct from the designers, Footwear News presents fall ’12 sketches and renderings of upcoming looks. High on technology and style, these bold designs forecast big fashion for fall.

Clae Gilberto
I wanted something that was a little more sporty but that still had a casual feel to it. The suede toe, that has to do with me playing soccer with my kids on a Sunday.” 

Sung Choi,
founder & creative director

NEXT: Fila >>

Fila Coastal
This shoe expands the Skele-Toes line for river activities, with drainage and a side-wall wrap that’s a little more aggressive.” 

Mark Eggert,
director of footwear design

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PF Flyers Center Hi Knit
The concept for the collection was ‘Home Alone,’ a classic winter American movie, a movie people can connect with.” 

James Lee,
footwear designer

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Reebok CL Femme Devil Mid

I took a lot of inspiration from our shoes in the 1990s, [when] styles weren’t afraid to be bold, and modernized the look by cleaning up some of the pattern piecing and updating it with trend-relevant colors and materials.”

Tracy Luk,
senior footwear designer

NEXT: Adidas >>

Adidas Adipure Trainer 360
In this shoe, we have a bootie that goes all the way through the shoe and is soft and flexible. There are 360 degrees of movement within the shoe, even down to the outsole.”

Rob Lee,
creative director

NEXT: K-Swiss >>

K-Swiss Vertical Tubes Calimari
What we are doing is creating a way to expand the Tubes story. Instead of the tubes running horizontally, we created vertical tubes. When you have the shoe on, it’s a super-flexible product from heel to toe.”

Mark Sheehan,
director of performance footwear

NEXT: Asics >>

Asics Gel-Lyte33
The new F.A.S.T. 6-millimeter drop from heel to forefoot is similar to our racing flats, which is what encourages the athlete to run more on the mid- to forefoot and to run fast.”

Brice Newton,
product marketing manager for running footwear


NEXT: Brooks >>

Brooks Glycerin 10
The [screen-printed] detail [on the forefoot] was born from a graphic on a road bike wheel.”

Indrajith Gunasekara,
footwear designer

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