nxakt wrote:United Nude shoes may hold some inspiration for your concept.
Yes, love their stuff. Thanks for reminding me of them.
rkuchinsky wrote:If you want to follow your own advice "We have tons of guys here that can design shoes for today, show us something that makes you different." Why are you not designing a new shoe? Colors and materials and nice presentation photos are all great but as a portfolio piece designing on top of an existing model doesn't show much.
I agree Richard and fully plan on trying to do a full footwear project from scratch. I just want to get started back up again and start making things again. I didn't want to go all out right from the start.
On going all out from a standstill. I had this experience when I started training for soccer again. I was trying to run 3-5 miles, like I did back in the day when I played everyday. But I had a hard time finding that much free time and energy to do it daily. At that time I didn't see the worth in running only 1 mile, whats the point. So If I couldn't block out time for at least 3 miles that day. I would rather not run. I could easily have done a quick mile, but refused cause it wasn't worth it. Tried that for awhile and didn't make too much progress. I eventually lowered my goal. 1 mile run a day. (15 minutes, from getting dressed to finishing.) And guess what. My mileage increased greatly. Because it became habit to just run everyday even if it was a tiny bit.
Defining customer/market opportunity, designing the shoe itself, doing the design/marketing story, sourcing a last, outsole cad and prototype, full on pattern making, sew and lasting the shoe, etc. That's my half-marathon and end goal. Hopefully I can get up to that as soon as possible.
This right here is my 1 mile a day project. Not a great excuse, but just my current strategy.