→ 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 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 under resistance to perform flawlessly on the ice rink.
New training method for figure skaters
Using a resistance band with special shoes to train athletes and help them master the perfect figure skating form.
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.
Final design orthographic