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Converse Protect

Design Intention

The protective shoes currently available have aesthetic qualities that are driven purely by function. What if they didn't need to be so rugged and clumsy looking?

I selected the Converse brand to guide my styling direction and then utilised composite materials to give the shoe all of the strength and protective qualities required.

Note: This project has no connection with Converse/Nike, Inc. The use of Converse styling elements is purely for educational purposes.

Utilising a kevlar belt incorporated into the sole and a carbon kevlar toe tip, the shoe can protect the wearer from injuries caused by both sharp penetrations and crushing.

Development Story

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Original ideation sketches.
Concept sketches.
Concept visualisation sketch.
Design components sketches.
3D model realisation render.
Various renders.