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Postby yo » July 13th, 2011, 12:49 pm

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These just dropped. I think there might be one or two more Converses I did that will still follow. This one I left before it was finished, but it was close, I'll have to dig up the original renderings.

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Re: Newly released work

Postby yo » July 13th, 2011, 1:17 pm

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Just found a pick of it in black: vulcanized tooling with a custom extrusion, shirt lining, suede body. Fun little project.
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Re: Newly released work

Postby yo » July 14th, 2011, 10:34 am

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A few of the early sketches and the final rendering:
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Re: Newly released work

Postby the meka don » July 14th, 2011, 11:08 am


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hey Mike on that ideation page did you sketch each shoe on a page then put them all together or is that one page? Nice stuff.

Re: Newly released work

Postby yo » July 14th, 2011, 12:14 pm

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Thank you sir. They were done on different pages, usually 2 or 3 on a page. I sketched out the overall proportion and silhouette lightly first and photocopied that a bunch of times so I could sketch up variants. Sorry, just realized there are some duplicates in that combo image, but even so, you can see there is quite a variety of pattern break up, vulcanized layering and cross sections, as well as top line, though the overall construction is the same on all of them.

Re: Newly released work

Postby AmplifiedCarpet » July 16th, 2011, 5:45 am


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Lovely sketches and rendering, yo.

Was this your final rendering? Why or at what point did you decide to alter your design from three to four eyelets, reinforced stitch removed, punched star instead of stitchline only, contours along the counter? And is that counter in the rendering pebble leather?

Re: Newly released work

Postby yo » July 17th, 2011, 9:59 pm

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Thank you.

The reinforced stitch is still there, it is just much more subtle in photos, I have a shot that shows it though I will post tomorrow.

I wanted a pebbled leather heel counter, but the Varvatos team did a chukka with a leather heel counter and I didn't want to be similar, and we decided we could always pop that in a different material or color in future seasons.

The shape of the counter and the 3 to 4 eyelet changes happened after the first prototype samples came in. The proportions just looked better in person this way.

The punched star was a concession to marketing, small compromise as it will be covered by jeans in most cases anyway.

Re: Newly released work

Postby yo » July 17th, 2011, 10:07 pm

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Here is a clear shot. The details are much easier to read in the wheat colorway.
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Re: Newly released work

Postby AmplifiedCarpet » July 19th, 2011, 3:12 pm


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Ah, great. Nice to hear how those changes came about. Each for a different reason.

Re: Newly released work

Postby yurri87 » July 21st, 2011, 1:21 pm


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Haven't posted in years(literally). First product to release since joining the PUMA Running design team last year. FAAS 550 now available on pre-order on finishline.com
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Re: Newly released work

Postby yo » July 21st, 2011, 4:31 pm

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Nice, I like the welded saddle area.

Re: Newly released work

Postby TaylorWelden » July 21st, 2011, 5:43 pm

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Michael,

Love these!

I'm not much of a sneaker guy myself (I drool over their aesthetics, technology, and style, but they don't look right on me).

I lean more towards classic style shoes, boots, cowboy boots (I do live in Austin, TX)... but I've got to say... these do it for me, especially in the dark brown. I pulled my wallet out and started searching online but came up dry.

When will they / where are these available?
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Re: Newly released work

Postby yo » July 21st, 2011, 6:05 pm

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Thank you Taylor. I love a good Chukka as well. Unfortunately very limited in the US right now, thought they are available in Europe and Asia:

http://thisisalley.tumblr.com/post/7608818954

http://www.zalando.co.uk/converse-os-se ... 4-802.html

http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... rmd%3Divns

http://www.walkandwear.co.uk/catalog/pr ... 25308.html

Though Kicks HI has them, of course the owners of Kicks HI are super connected:
http://kickshawaii.com/blog/2011/07/08/ ... -arrivals/

Re: Newly released work

Postby rkuchinsky » July 21st, 2011, 6:39 pm

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yurri87 wrote:Image

Haven't posted in years(literally). First product to release since joining the PUMA Running design team last year. FAAS 550 now available on pre-order on finishline.com


Not seeing the image. Know the faas stuff though. Nice. Looking forward to the pic.

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Re: Newly released work

Postby yurri87 » July 21st, 2011, 8:54 pm


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Richard, I uploaded the file just in case it still doesn't show up.

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