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Repairable Footwear

Fall 2020

DSID 130

The Grounded hiking shoes are an attempt to encourage people to make their belongings last as long as possible.


This is done by making it easy to take the shoes apart to replace worn parts and to put the upper under a sewing machine to patch them up. Grounded in their philosophy, this paired with natural materials and simple construction makes for a sustainable shoe for the present.


Refence product tear down to learn traditional shoe construction techniques as well as looking where part count could be reduced without making compromises to the duability. 

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Prototype building at home during COVID to test concepts and their duarbility using home materials such as thin EVA sheets and buttons to remove and place new uppers.

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Thank you!

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