SENIOR_CAPSTONE / 15 WEEKS
Running shoes typically last runners about 300 miles. At the end of their running life, running shoes are often too beat up to still be useful. Runners have no option but to throw their high-tech, less than half-a-year-old shoes in the trash.
Running shoes on the market now are made of several different pieces that are cemented together with glue, making the shoe nearly impossible to recycle.
The rise in molded shoes seems to have started a new wave of leisure shoes but what if the shoes you slip on to take out the trash are the future of running shoes.
"How do you make a running shoe without glue?"
"Can you really run in a molded shoe?"
Runners talk about experiencing the "Flow" state when they run.
Flow characterizes the ideal life-cycle of the shoes, designed to transition smoothly from materials to functional shoes, back to usable materials, and eventually a shoe once again.
The segmentation of the shoe's parts, combined with the idea of flow, led to inspiration for the shoes from flowing parametric forms that convey speed.
HOW DO WE WIN?
Ready for Anything
Plan for Circularity
TPU Woven Fiber
Holes Channel Air Over Foot
Dimpled Surface Helps Air Pass Over the Shoe
Topographic Tread Pattern Alludes to Connection to Environment
20 HA Durometer
Endless colorway combinations with the possibility of mixing and matching across multiple pairs
QR code can be scanned to print a shipping label or track shoe history from person to person.