Cact: the adaptable desert shoe
Project Brief: Create a shoe that can be used for the changing terrain of the Desert
Duration: 3 weeks
Desert: an untapped market
While around 33 percent of the world remains as desert, few shoes are solely made with desert living in mind
Preferred Desert shoes
due to the lack of a custom shoe in the market, people attempt to find shoes intended for other uses to wear on the daily
medium trekking shoes
heavy desert boots
lightweight water slippers
The shoes form came from taking softer shapes and merging them with rougher patterns and forms.
However, with such diverse desires, modularity became something that was became a highlight to try to implement into the final design.
renders focused on making the "idea" of a modular shoe into an understandable concept that I could 3d model.
The final design used the desert setting and created a shoe that can be turned into a boot, or even have the tread replaced altogether.
Form 1: shoe
Perfect for going on the beach, or a small hike, the easy pull up design allows for fast wearing and long lasting comfort
Form 2: boot
Going off the beaten path? the boot will allow for a better seal against sand and a fast transformation