The category of shoe concepts contains innovative and forward-thinking designs that increase breathability and performance by way of technology, bacteria and other innovative uses of material. Each issue of Frame challenges emerging designers in the production of a futuristic concept and this month, Vera de Pont visualizes the future of mobility.
The designer produces one of the more interesting shoe concepts, whereabouts the footwear is "a smart [printable] entity" that gathers body data over-time through pressure points and 4D body movement analysis. Vera de Pont envisions this information as "translated into a high-definition multi-material shoe." What is more, the young designer foresees environmental concerns and makes her hypothetical footwear printable on-demand. In addition, Vera highlights an incorporated magnetized coating that allows for individuals "to float around the city on magnetic superhighways."
Vera De Pont's Smart Shoes are Intuitive to the Wearer's Body Data
1. Technology-enabled Performance Shoes - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop shoes that integrate technology to enhance breathability and performance for athletes and active individuals.
2. Smart Shoe Concepts - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create shoes that gather body data through pressure points and movement analysis, translating it into personalized functionalities and designs.
3. Sustainable 3d-printed Footwear - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore 3D printing technology to produce customizable and on-demand shoes, reducing waste and addressing environmental concerns.
1. Sports Apparel and Footwear - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate technology into sports footwear to enhance athletic performance and improve user experience.
2. Wearable Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop smart shoes that collect body data and integrate with other wearable devices for comprehensive health and performance tracking.
3. 3D Printing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Apply 3D printing technology to the production of sustainable and customizable footwear, revolutionizing the traditional manufacturing process.