In any industry you have highs and lows. So when media outlets take notice of your work and want to "talk" about it, that's when you know the hard work and dedication were well worth it. It's never a given but always an honor. - E. Scott
Written by Aaron Dodson, assistant editor at the Undefeated
At Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, Michael Vick opened E. Morris’ portfolio. It was his first time seeing the designer since the restaurant in Buckhead, and he had no clue why these individuals were on the page. All of the figures had changed the definition of what they’d set out to do — they shook up the world.
“What do you think you will contribute as a player in the league compared to what they did?” Morris asked. To this day, Vick’s response to the question has stuck with the designer.
“I want to be unexpected,” Vick said.
And for the rest of the process, he only had one request of Morris: “I want my shoes to be sleek, but I want them to be rough. I want them to look bold, and I want them to look tough.”
Open the Box
In our latest episode of Open the Box, we kick it at former QB Mike Vick's crib while discussing his beloved Nike Zoom Vick signature shoe line. Check out the video above, as he talks his favorites in the line, working closely with Nike over the years and what each signature personally means to him.
Written by Ellen Spitaleri for Portland Tribune
Nike shoe designers gave Couch a white prototype shoe and told him scribble on it or draw whatever he wanted.
'So I sat down and my mom started reading a story and I started doodling on it. I liked the design - it was stream of consciousness,' he said.
Shoe designer E. Scott Morris gave him some ideas and some feedback, but the final design was all his own, Couch said.