current D-Formation based on my 97 design. image via
This shoe design I did for holiday 97 is still in production, with updates. #D-Formation
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...typical tech back in the 90's Tongue detail from Spitfire
...typical tech back in the 90's

Living and designing footwear in NYC in the mid nineties . This was an exciting time in footwear, albeit less sophisticated then today.

One of my early big volume shoes, also my first design patent with Fila.

This was before the Fila New York office had in-house developers, and tech packs were all hand drawn and handwritten. The designer faxed artwork and specifications directly to Asia.

Freelance, Full-time, Moonlighting
John Joseph
Founder of SOLiD Industrial Design Portland, OR