Walking Carbon

Pavla Podsedníková

Part of the graduation project ‘Instant shoes’ for the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, 2013

As the designer herself admits, the choice of subject might have been influenced by her difficulty in finding comfortable footwear. New technological capabilities allow anyone to scan their feet in a 3D program and order shoes that are tailor‑made for them. The present design is forward-thinking and, for the time being, remains in the conceptual stage. Nor should the choice of styles be a problem since design catalogues could be made available on the Internet.

All the shoes were made using different technologies (3D print, ABS vacuum shaping, and carbon fiber laminates), each of which required new construction solutions. It was not ultimately necessary, however, to divide the shoe into surface, sole, lining and heel. The shoe has been produced in one piece with the clasps and ornaments.

© Pavla Podsedníková, photo by Tomas Mikule

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