One look at David Olivares’ concept Y-A FUYU HIGH sneaker design and it’s impossible not to imagine the Hoth base cold assault stormtroopers in The Empire Strikes Back, giant mechanized robots from anime, the profile of the adidas Kobe Bryant shoes circa 2000, and hardware usually found securing skiers onto their skis. Whether any of these references played a part in shaping this multi-layered futuristic boot-sneaker is unknown, but we like the exploratory results.
Olivares conceived his weatherproof mechanized sneaker design as a knowing nod to the urban high fashion aesthetics of Yohji Yamamoto’s adidas Y-3 label and Germany’s techwear imprint, ACRONYM. The multi-layered sneaker is accessorized with functional straps, zippers, and locking closures, in sum creating a futuristic profile communicating fashion accompanied with technical functionality.
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<a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/06/07/all-star-modern-trainer-converse-update-nike-knitted-hyperfuse-fabric/"> <img src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2016/06/converse-all-star-modern-sneaker-shoe-fashion_dezeen_sqb.jpg" /> </a> Footwear brand <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/converse/">Converse</a> has followed the <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/07/27/converse-first-redesign-classic-chuck-taylor-all-star-ii-sneakers/">redesign of its iconic Chuck Taylors</a> with an update to the 1920 All Star, which replaces the shoe's signature canvas uppers with <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/nike">Nike</a>'s knitted Hyperfuse fabric (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/06/07/all-star-modern-trainer-converse-update-nike-knitted-hyperfuse-fabric/" class="more-link">(more…)</a>
The shoes were Tian’s final collection for his MA course in Fashion Design and Technology (Footwear) at the London College of Fashion. Inspired by 3D layering texture effects, it includes sneakers, booties and pumps that are all bold in color and linear in arrangement. Tian uses an updated injection mold technique that involves two electric ovens instead of one and a stronger-than-normal press machine to combine PVC and fabric and eliminate the use of glue on the shoe. The results are graphically stunning. Each pair in The Layer Movement features raised patterns that are layered on top of one another or interwoven with different, contrasting colors. From every angle (including the sole), Tian ensures that this collection challenges the norms of
<a href="http://design-milk.com/layered-3d-footwear-designs-chengxu-tian/chengxu-shoes4/"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2016/04/chengxu-shoes4-600x646.jpg" alt="Layered 3D Footwear Designs by Chengxu Tian" /></a> We all know that shoes are another form of art but London-based footwear designer <a href="http://www.chengxutian.com/" >Chengxu Tian</a> takes it to a whole other level with his latest collection, <a href="http://www.chengxutian.com/The-Layering-Movement-2016" >The Layering Movement</a>.
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<a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/03/19/under-armour-3d-printed-architect-trainers-design-sportswear/"> <img src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2016/03/3d-printer-trainer-underarmour-design-fashion-footwear_dezeen_sq_2.jpg" /> </a> American company Under Armour has joined the list of sportswear brands incorporating <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/3d-printing/">3D printing</a> into shoes with the launch of lattice-soled <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/trainers">trainers</a> designed to be suitable for any sport (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/03/19/under-armour-3d-printed-architect-trainers-design-sportswear/" class="more-link">(more…)</a>
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