Flex Wedge

Objective: Design and prototype a pair of shoes that flexes with the foot and mitigates the health risks of continued wearing of high heels. Test new technologies by designing a 3D printed, hinged midsole. Created at RISD in winter 2014/15.


flex studies

   foot      flex studies

foot flex studies

   wedge segmentation

wedge segmentation

   wedge segmentation rendering

wedge segmentation rendering


WEDGE DESIGN

   wedge profile

wedge profile

   outsole plan view

outsole plan view

   hinge mechanism

hinge mechanism

   rhino models

rhino models


building process

   3D printed pieces, connected with metal rods

3D printed pieces, connected with metal rods

    CNC'd foam models to form outsole: filled and sanded

CNC'd foam models to form outsole: filled and sanded

   rubber casting process

rubber casting process


upper design

   upper ideation: designs that allow the shoe to move as intended

upper ideation: designs that allow the shoe to move as intended

   exploded view

exploded view


final prototype

   in use

in use

   flex

flex