Nike Ling Xiu Running Concept


LING XIU applies the thinking of carbon fiber performance prosthetics to a track runner. The
heel is composed of two opposing carbon springs, hinged in the rear, which compress upon
impact and vaulting the runner forward on take-off. This concept could be applied to a competition
shoe in the mid-distance categories, or simply function as a trainer. The visuals were
inspired by the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Chinese culture. The name means Leader.