Deconstructing the internal workings of the shoe by exteriorising impact on walking gait through exploring structural architecture such as truss systems and load distribution is the objective for this project. Aiming for creating a structural footwear collection that combines architectural techniques, traditional footwear making, 3D Printing technology, this wearable footwear collection was produced, in which The sole units and heels are composed of a joint and members cross bracing structural system that structurally utilises Tensile and Compressive forces in footwear construction. The sole units convey a relationship of transparency between the shoe as a product and the user where the user is able to clearly view how the sole unit elements are successfully connected, and how the shoe as a whole is assembled.

 

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