"FOOTPRINT"

3RD YEAR STUDIO

"FOOTPRINT"

A CHILDREN'S SHOE THAT "GROWS" WITH THE CHILD.
DESIGNED TO COMBAT WASTE STREAMS CAUSED BY TRADITIONAL PRODUCTION BY USING BIODEGRADABLE ALGAE FOAM
(MATERIAL CHEMISTRY CREDITED TO UCSD)
TRADITIONAL MATERIALS SUCH AS POLYESTER AND POLYURETHANE HAVE AN EXCESSIVE LIFESPAN COMPARED TO THE SHORT PRODUCT LIFETIME NEEDED BY SMALL CHILDREN EXPERIENCING RAPID GROWTH
IDEATION
WHAT CAUSES THE WASTE?
- CHILDREN'S SHOES ARE OUTGROWN EVERY 2-3 MONTHS
- CURRENT CHILDREN'S SHOES ARE DESIGNED TO LAST A LIFETIME
- CONSUMER CULTURE, NEED THE NEWEST "CUTEST" SHOE
HOW CAN WE DESIGN A CHILDREN'S SHOE SERVICE THAT REDUCES WASTE BY GROWING WITH THE USER?
LAST MINUTE FAILURES IN PROTOTYPING AND DESIGN REALIZATIONS LEAD TO OUR FINAL DESIGN 
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