Bottom design sketches. Here I was searching for a way to combine some elements of an existing design language, such as the front and back "paws", with a sort of "path" running along the sole. Originally I thought of opening some drains in the sole to improve the breathability and evacuate better the water, but it would have been too costly.
Upper and sole side sketches. I've been searching for ways to link the sandals design with the other shoes in the collections (design language) as much as the very limited upper can allow. On the webbing version, only the bottom could give a bit of space, on the synthe one, I kept one finger from the paw (front) and the dynamic line of the side. Also here are some versions for men and women.
Sandals are very difficult to develop, so as the factory was struggling to develop the patterns I had to do them the old school way.
Lakewood Cruise Man SS16
Lakewood Ride Man SS16
Lakewood Cruise Woman SS16
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