Footwear design extends far from your pen, laptop or tablet, understanding and being brave enough to tackle the very core structure of the shoe, developing and building upon ancient material processes used for different purposes and applying them to modern day products can only lead to interesting and innovative results. Which is exactly what designer, [...]
Here’s a great little case study by designer Luke McConnie, detailing exactly what target audience and market he is aiming for, understanding the difference between early adopters and the less risky majority. Coming up with two different inspirations for the final styles, a heat sensitive ’Digital Fantasy’ set and a cork & denim set called ‘Urban Road [...]
It seems Matt DeAlmeida’s been busy at his New Balance internship. With a ton of beautiful sketches Matt shows of his strong ideation and sketching abilities, and also displays some of the hard work that go into becoming a top level shoe designer. Check them all out below and get inspired!
Our latest theme for this months design competition is my personal favorite method of maneuvering; time travel. Now I now what type of footwear I rock when slipping through the time space continuum, but if you had to design your own, how would you create some time travelling heat that would aid in your journey? What special time traveling specific design [...]
Designer, Benjamin Pauchet does a beautiful job of showcasing the natural progression of his ELIOFEET Saga design over the past three years. With subtle changes to the upper and some pretty dramatic alterations to the sole, the most recent version of the Saga looks ready to tackle all types of terrain. Check out more of Benjamin’s [...]