This is a collection of six pairs of conceptual futuristic fashion shoes designed around the contemporary sustainability issue of sea level rise. In this project, I explore how footwear can influence future predictions. The project aims to show how people's living environment will change through the design of future footwear, thus guiding people to think about their future environment in terms of adaptability. Sea-level rising is mainly due to manufactured global warming, with the current rate of increase unprecedented in the last 2,500 years. The sea-level rise is leading to enormous challenges for the livelihoods of coastal and island dwellers. Although more and more governments, organizations, and individuals are now taking action to reduce carbon emissions to curb global warming, scientific research shows that the rate of sea-level rise will continue to grow in the next 30 years. Adaptation is mainly divided into artifacts and biological evolution. The former draws on distinctive coastal footwear such as the Venetian Chopine, the Japanese Geta, and the Turkish Clog. And biological evolution draws inspiration from the specific physiology of marine organisms. This project attempts to combine 3D parametric modeling, environmentally friendly 3D printing materials, and traditional footwear production techniques to show the form's organic structure.
The upper flakes are inspired by underwater plants and biomes attached to coral reefs.At the same time, the lamellar structure protects the feet. The form of the sole comes from the Venetian Chopine.
It is a fully 3D-printed sneaker with an upper inspired by the skeletal structure of marine life and a lamellar, streamlined sole designed to reduce resistance to walking in the water. Using SLS powder molding technology. The material is made of environmentally sustainable TPU powder with the upper 15% filling and the sole 70% filling.
Combine Venice Chopine with layered coral. The heel helps keep people off water-filled or wet ground by elevating the foot.Taking into account that the human body evolved to produce an exoskeleton by walking in water for long periods, the footwear is made of white TPU with a skeletal-like texture and a red cowhide insole that simulates the blood and flesh that the exoskeleton is encased in. Printed in one piece using TPU f ilament FDM 3D. Zoned block padding reduces material consumption, with the weighting of the sole 70% filled and the upper 15% filled.
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