Day 286/366 – Jonathan Johnsongriffin [Footwear Designer @ NIKE] – the talent behind the sneakers on his feet.
Name: Jonathan Johnsongriffin
Hometown: Louisville, KY • Living in: Portland, OR
Favorite quote: “Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying.” –Morgan Freeman in the movie, Shawshank Redemption.
Occupation: Footwear Designer @ NIKE. He’s had the pleasure of designing for top-notch athletes such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. He thoroughly enjoys expressing his creativity every single day…his love for sneakers began in first grade. The Air Jordan III’s were his first “real” pair of kicks. Jonathan draws inspiration from anything and everything – especially when he’s out traveling. For example, he recently visited and was amazed by the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Kicks on JJG’s feet…that he helped DESIGN:
Nike Air Max Hyperposite State PE [Amar’e Stoudemire]
Amar’e Stoudemire will be playing in these sneakers during the Knicks’ 2012-2013 NBA season.
Details courtesy of SoleCollector: Nike’s next-generation Foamposite sneaker is seen here in a Knicks-themed colorway that pairs black and orange together on the upper, with royal blue working the inner lining and Swoosh branding. Stoudemire’s “AS” logo is also centered on each tongue in orange. The sneaker features Nike Air Foamposite, Nike Hyperfuse and Nike Air Max technologies.