Inspired by children’s activity that they push and pull their parents’ shoes on the floor to amuse themselves. This kind of activity is similar like they play push-along toys which satisfy their interests of moving things, so I decided to design a set of push-along toys which has the education meaning of a whole family.
This set of shoes has three roles: child, mom and dad. Those roles are distinguished in different colors and shapes. The ‘children-shoe’, is painted mustard yellow to show the innocent and fresh feeling. ‘Mom-shoe’, red to show mom’s role in a family that is the combination of enthusiasm and calm when facing her family. The curved shapes shows the mother and I chose wedge heels for construction. For the ‘dad-shoe’ I used black and royal blue to emerge the reliable and gentle feeling, and at the same time, these straight lines reinforce the strong feeling in form. Similarly, I made bearings and holders connected well to make it flexible and easy to control which could give children better physical motor skills and body developing.
Materials: rubber wood, veg-tan leather and painted finish.