Hybrid project: link the past and future

Category: Footwear

This project aimed to combine the past and future and create the new footwear design DNA. I chose the western style as past part, nowadays cowboy boots re-entered fashion territory and have recently gained popularity among Gen Z consumer with a renewed interest in all things vintage. And for future part, I selected technical function of the shoes. Combination of old heritage and new technology produced a new outcome. To remain the legacy, I used cowboy boots's appearance and characteristics. Cowboy boots have many interesting elements. Among them, I focused on the shape of boots that cover ankles and harnesses. Besides, I chose modularity to connect past fashion with future technology. As a result, I designed shoes that were transformed into different shapes using parts, although it was one shoe.

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