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As we saw yesterday in their stunning exhibition for Milan Design Week, Nike has teamed up with a crack team of contemporary designers to explore the idea of "natural motion" and the concepts behind it.

The "Nature of Motion" project re-thinks the materials used to make sneakers and takes inspiration from places as diverse as cat whiskers and champagne packaging. We saw a few glimpses of Flyknits on show at the exhibition, but now we can take a closer look at what the Swoosh has been working on. Nike is currently calling them "experiments."

From a voluminous '80s hair-inspired sole that utilizes velcro rollers, allowing the wearer to adjust to their preferred shoe density, height and weight, to a gliding convex outsole designed to propel athletes forward the second they plant a foot, the collection features perhaps the craziest, most exciting designs we've seen since the brand officially introduced auto-lacing sneakers.

Click through the gallery above and head over to Nike.com for more info.

For more Milan Design Week, check out Stone Island's "CRAFTWORKS" exhibition.

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