so this is my first time doing this, i already have experience in building shoes so that wasnt a problem here, this shoe is supposed to be a skateboarding shoe. in the middle of designing i thought about putting a half toe to save up on space and give a bit of more comfortability, i also changed the design a tiny bit to put more focus on the plastic canvas(grid) so that it would be more durable, i used black padded rippstop underneath but i originally wanted to use some trictot but i couldnt find it in time, these are actually a submission to a contest so i wasnt able to get everything i wanted, next time i will though, im researching on making my own soles and heel counters and found a couple of interesting things, so i think i can do it, but i have to wait till i have enough money to buy the materials needed, something im gonna try out in the future.
i learned a bit from this project, one good thing i found about this project is that i have to limit how many laceholes i place on the sketches since it does affect the layout of the design if there is actually something intended for it, like for example on this shoe i put layered material on the first three laceholes to give better durability, and then the lenticular material for the formstripe, another thing i noticed is that i have to pay more attention to sizing of letters and what methods to use to put them on. on the original design i had planed to put S02 in a different material and put it on top, when i finaly got the patterns i noticed it was WAY too small, when i tried cutting pieces out evertime they came out different and also stitching it would have been messy since again it was too small, embroidered would have worked out better, but i think i did alright with replacing it with the stitched stripes.
so, just to say what it has, carbon fiber vinyl, black leather vinyl, black ripstop(1/4" foam padding on it), clear plastic canvas, and grey lenticular. On the inside is quilted liner. All of the synthetics materials cut down the weight on it, the original upper was about the same weight as the finished shoe with soles on them.
i would love some feedback on these according to desing or any other little matter lol, i hope you guys enjoy the pics.
original sketch(worked on it before getting the base):
the pieces to build it(the only different thing here is that the formstripe was originally black leather vinyl, but when stitching it to the grid it looks really messy since the vinyl was too soft, so i replaced it with the lenticular)