good renderings as mentioned, but i would also like to see more of the process and your concepts you went through and thinking involved.
outta the two i like the bball shoe most. looks most developed and interesting integration of design, colors and material suggestions. im really feeling the midsole/outsole idea with the support wrap and punched holes. depending how you do it, it might be a bitch to mold, or require different pieces on the upper and outsole jsut to produced, but nice style.
…ill just drop some quick comments on the soccer shoe, and leave the bb shoe details for those with more experience in the area.
overall, a good first try at a soccer shoe. i can defeintely see that you have more expereince with the bball category as there is lots more details and reality in the design. keep up the good wok though- you’ll for sure improve the more you do!
some thoughts to help,
i would suggest checking your proportions. i can see its supposed to be somewhat vapor like in shape, but looks very fat and the collar line very high. also the toebox seems like theres too much volume in there.
particularly, check your collarline shape. either the whole thing is way to high and it would rub on the ankle bone, or based on the back height (usually somewhere around 80mm inside measurement from the top of the heel to the tuck board), would be way too low and it wouldnt correctly wrap around the heel cuboid to keep your foot in. detail, i know, but goes a long way in communicating the appropriateness of the deisgn. especially when you are showing such a final rendering. if it was a sketch, less important.
chcek some other soccer outsoles and i think you’ll find that there are usually more studs. at least 4 at the back and anywhere from 8 or more in the forefoot. definitely an important thing for good traction! as well, as someone has mentioned, i would also think that the toebumper detail of the outsole coming up in the forefoot is unecessary and cant think of any reason for it. it would just add lots of weight and inteferre with the touch.
goretex is usually a lining material and waterproof barrier. do you mean to indicate that there is a mesh in the green area? im not so sure about the appropriateness of it as it would get pretty dirty. the waterproof lining is a good idea, but maybe not needed if you have a waterproof type of upper like synthetic or the WR Premiership goat skin like we at hummel are using now on our soccer shoes.
you mention teijin, but also say leather. i assume you mean a synthetic leather microfibre like used on the vapor?
overall, quite simple, and close to some existing shoes. i could imagine more of a design difference if you are taking a non-soccer brand for influence… i do like the quilting though.
how does the lace cover work? velcro? a good idea like the f50s, but sometimes difficult to execute given the flex needs of a boot, and ensuring there isnt too much bulk in material with all the cover, laces, velcro, lining, etc.
i could see more integration of the jordan logo/brand into the design. the jordan logo is a great logo to work with. maybe feature it more rather than just stick it on a blank spot…
anyhow, keep up the good work!i hope you post some more pics!