I love shoes that push the boundary between art and science. I believe good design makes you think and interpret what it is trying to be accomplished and make you curious as to why it is the way it is. It should make you explore and push boundaries. For me, the most provocative basketball shoe this season has been the Air Jordan XX8. It redefines not only what a basketball shoe is but what an Air Jordan is. It is the blend of art and science.

The upper of the shoe was created to wrap and support you, as it became an extension of your body. While doing so it provided the shoe with a bold, militant but clean look. It also created a canvas that was open for interpretation. It inspired me to see what I could come up with to enhance this already great shoe. Check out the 10 options that I would love to see become a reality.

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