This week I made another physical prototype of the shoe, this time paying attention to the shape of parts and how they come together.
Originally, I intended the white parts to be 3d printed using SLS Nylon-12, so I modeled the whole thing using white sculpey. After finishing the model, I thought the bottom curve would look much better in black, so I went in with a marker (only on one edge to test). In the actual thing, I’ll probably end up painting it the whole bottom curve.
Right now the uppers are made of felt. They’re taped inside for now, but I will glue them for the final version. I’ll also figure out better shapes for them.
I can actually wear this shoe (and even step on it with all my weight). I didn’t walk around in it because too many parts are taped in.
Stepping on it to depress the clicker