Cristiano Ronaldo’s dazzle shoes

Cristiano Ronaldo’s dazzle shoes

Nike has designed a soccer shoe for Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo that uses a striped pattern on one side of the shoe designed to confuse opponents as to which way Ronaldo might be moving his feet.

Dazzle Shoes

The cleats look remarkably different from each side of Ronaldo. From the right, they have a clean look with pinstripes. From the left, though, there are thick stripes with a red accent line. Furthermore, the asymmetrical design makes a defender’s judgment that much harder, as the visual effect of Ronaldo turning his foot in one direction may not come across exactly the same as reality.

Reminds me of the dazzle camouflage used on military ships in WWI and WWII.

Tags: Cristiano Ronaldo   fashion   Nike   shoes

from kottke.org http://kottke.org/11/12/cristiano-ronaldos-dazzle-shoes

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