Biomimicry Shoe

Discussion in 'My Work In Progress' started by kspaho, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. kspaho
    kspaho New Member
    Hi Shapies,

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    Last edited: Oct 17, 2012
  2. kspaho
    kspaho New Member
  3. kspaho
    kspaho New Member
  4. arklan
    arklan New Member
    that is awesome.
  5. virtox
    virtox Active Member Moderator
    Great work!! :nod:

  6. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Why is this a work in progress? Looks great to me!
  7. kspaho
    kspaho New Member
    Thank you
  8. kspaho
    kspaho New Member
    This is work in progress because we are trying to manufacture it in comfortable materials. Although 3D-printing can be used for the buttom portion, the top half needs more flexibility and a soft contact with the skin. Yes, as a sculpture this is done, but as a shoe it needs more investigation.

    Thank you for the kind words by the way,

  9. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    What about black elasto plastic?
  10. kspaho
    kspaho New Member
    I recently had something made in that material, and I was not to pleased with the outcome. Don't get me wrong, it has a lot of potential, but the surface looks a bit cracked, and it just doesn't feel ready. Perhaphs after a few iterations it could get better. The polished wsf would work for the buttom, but even that is pretty porous and it gets dirty under the surface, which I am noticing with my iphone cases.

    Marieka and I have spend many months working on this project, and we want to push it all the way to final production. Extremely high start up costs are holding us back a little, but I think that we should give it our best and move it as fast as possible, before it becomes an old idea. I feel like time these days moves x10, and before you know it, 1000 other great ideas make our old ones look like a rookie projects. And I am not even getting into paramaterick/algorythmic modeling, which makes my methods feel like carving on stone
  11. kspaho
    kspaho New Member
    Hi shapies,

    Marieka and I are working hard towards a fully wearable pair of these, so keep on the look out!!!