Nathan VanHook

Footwear Design Director at Nike
Nationality: American / Age: 31 / Discipline: Footwear/Design
One of the key minds at Nike’s beaverton camp, Nate van Hook manages footwear design, which is a broad division for the athletics brand. Credited with creating silhouettes including the Meriwether, Woven Footscape Chukka, Lunar Flow and the Yeezy II, van Hook has aided Nike in experimenting with production methods and materials to shape the well-regarded reputation that the brand enjoys today. Moving to Nike in 2008, Nate has since climbed the ranks to the title of footwear design director, while his day-to-day routine involves working with a team of designers to flesh out seasonal releases.