Friday, 31 January 2014

The Death of a Shoe

On my first day of uni we were all taken into a room full of shoes and asked to pick one to take apart. To my flatmate Ari's horror, I chose a sneaker made by the brand GUESS (she's a Guess addict and almost cried when she saw the corpse of what once was a Guess shoe).

Taking the shoe apart was very eye opening, I discovered so many hidden parts that keep the shoe together, stable and comfortable.

Here's some pictures I took for my tech file. If you're squeamish about dismembered shoes then look away now.



12 comments:

  1. That's really cool! I sew so I understand clothing construction, but it seems like such a huge jump to shoe construction.

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    1. It really is a huge jump! I majorly underestimated all the parts and processes that go into making a shoe at first. It's a timely process to make a shoe. I feel like I may as well be getting an engineering degree haha

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  2. I remember doing this with a bag in the 1st year, was so surprised how much of it had card in it!
    There are a lot of components in a shoe, didn't realise!
    Will email you this weekend
    x

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    1. I was wondering if accessories students had to do the same. Hope you're well lovely, will email you soon xxx

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  3. Whoa... that's so cool!! And it's awesome that you can take apart something that you spend so much time creating :)

    Mackenzie
    www.heybirdfriend.com

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  4. This is awesome! I never realized so much went into a shoe!

    XOXO
    Becca | Ladyface Blog

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    1. Me neither! I think it was a good first project to do, because it made me realise exactly how complicated a shoe is.

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  5. this is cool!! I work in accessories so I know about constructions on handbags and wallets but it's fun to see a shoe deconstructed :)

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    1. I bet handbag construction is another one that's much more complex than it looks too!

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