Gyroclaw - Open-ended footwear design project. Students were encouraged to come up with entirely new sports, and develop footwear tailored for the athletes that would play it. My sport was a mixture of jai-alai, soccer, and gymnastics.Athletes would work in teams, passing a ball to each other with the purpose of taking it to the goal. The twist: The ball is to be carried and passed strictly with your feet, yet the feet cannot touch the floor while the ball is in your possesion. The result: A device similar to a jai-alai claw that attaches to your legs, which opens and closes to allow the ball to go in and out. The athlete would have to generate momentum with techniques similar to gymnastics or breakdancing, such as flares and windmills, and launch the ball by opening the claw with his/her foot.