2020 Sarah Burke Designs

DUNE SHOE

PROJECT

This design brief was for a new Globe skate/lifestyle shoe using existing outsole tooling. The process of getting the design of the Dune to where I was happy with it involved a lot of masking tape, black textas and discussion with other designers.

 

The result is a shoe that is both function driven - it is padded and reinforced in the right places for skating - and serves a lifestyle purpose - it harks back to 90's skate shoes and appeals to the current trend of 90s nostalgia and 'chunky' shoes.

skills

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
COLOUR &
MATERIALS

the consumer

inspiration

quick sketches

final concept

early prototype

revising prototype

final prototype

- Early-mid 20's male.

- skateboards / is into skate culture.

- baggy jeans, 90's influence in style.

- wants to make a subtle statement with shoe choices.

- too many panels and overlapping of panels.

- collar height needs to be lowered.

- padding is decent.

- top eyelet paneling is unnecessary.

- Toe panelling is too much.

- stream line quarter panels more.

- combined eyestay overlay panel with quarter overlay.

- toe box overlay panel changes to simple hotmelt.

- heel panel is lowered.

- shape of collar altered.