I believe in love at first sight. Especially when it comes to apparel design. And sometimes, every now and then, a design hits my heart. That’s what happened when I reviewed the first prototypes of the first Flyte samples back in 2012. I knew it when I saw it, when I felt it, when we tried it on. They’ve always been made from the same soft knit, with our iconic birds and the word “fly” knit right in, to remind us that we can. The funny thing is that our factory partner was concerned with the design. They called and said “we are worried that the birds are very, very big.” And I replied, “That’s how we like em.” Big birds (well yeah, and Big Bird!). Big plans. Big dreams.
“When I start slowing down, I’m moving on,” I’d say, or she’d say, or he’d say, the group of us pro athletes in our prime sitting around drinking coffee in some European cafe, passing the days before our next race. “Don’t let me keep going when I’m running around getting my ass kicked,” one of us would say. "When I retire, I'll never run another step," said the most extreme among us.