The beauty of great innovation is that it gives us something we never had before but which becomes indispensable. Nike, as you may well know, is a brand which innovates like no other. Therefore, it was hardly surprising that in the yoga studio where the second of the five "sports experiences" which I was treated to in Berlin last week was taking place, the new Studio Wrap shoe was unveiled. For those among you who thought that barefoot pilates, yoga and barre classes were your lot, then think again because those clever product developers have come up with a kind of new rif on the classic ballet shoe- well, that was how it immediately looked to me with its foot hugging silhouette and beautiful ribbon ties.
|Ignore the toes... Me modelling the Studio Wraps|
|George and Ann Marie, the brains behind Studio Wrap|
|A Studio Wrap prototype|
|Nike Master trainer Buket models her Studio Wraps|
A bike tour through Berlin, taking in street art and cool stores...
|Artists from VAGE preparing for their exhibition opening|
And to top it off, a really fabulous evening event to launch the latest Air Max 2013 collection and the Spring/ Summer women's lookbook, starring, of course, Allyson Felix.
|The venue overlooking Berlin's River Spree|
A trainer p**n selection of Nike's new styles and colours. Who needs any other shoe?
|Our respective Air Maxs|
All images Fashion Junior at Large/ Nike