After a conversation with Nike CEO Mark Parker on the “merits of individual handicraft versus the economy of scale in factory production,” artist Tom Sachs began working on NikeCraft. His booklet for the project states that “these shoes are built to support the bodies of the strongest minds in the aerospace industry,” and the materials used to make the shoes include Nike Special Forces outsoles and Vectran fabric from the airbags on the Mars Excursion Rover. These limited-edition shoes retain a feeling of hand manufacture.