→ Design Brief: Design a shoe for a new activity
→ Project Timeline:
5-days ideation+ Concept
5-days Final design+ Presentation
A Rigorous 2-week intensive was a partnership between the ArtCenter and the PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy, Portland, Oregon. and sponsored by Under Armour®
Footwear for figure skaters to achieve superior performance by training movement, balance, and technique.
It takes a lot of effort to become a figure skater. Athletes have to practice their moves/tricks under high resistance in the gym to perform flawlessly and effortlessly on the ice rink.
This shoe with its narrow sole, skating shoe silhouette, paired with the resistance band will help the athlete on the ice when performing on an elite level.
Resistance band slips off from under the feet
Dual-density TPU with TPEX hook
The duct tape mockup was designed to understand the resistance band behavior when fixed under the shoe.
Wide mid-sole in front and energy absorption outsole
The sock mockup was designed to experience skin-tight fit, discover stress points on sole, understand lateral forces acting during jump takeoff and landing.