Shoes?!

September 26, 2009 § Leave a comment

之前就看到了关于这鞋子的介绍,当时只是觉得有意思,有创意。今天又看见有网站在说这鞋子,突然发现这鞋子的设计师是个建筑设计师。仔细看了看,他是用建筑的概念盖了一座鞋子。

其实每件事情都有很多种方法去做,去实现,去设计,去考虑。有的时候可能是我们走的太远,陷的太深,所以就失去了换个角度考虑的能力,视野反而变窄了。

我分别摘抄一下关于这鞋子中英文的介绍

中文:

伦敦建筑师Julian Hakes 设计了一双名为Mojito(一种传统古巴饮料)的鞋子,该鞋的最大特征就是没有鞋底。整个鞋像一条挽在穿着者脚上的带子,通过形状实现对脚前掌和脚踝的 支撑,而脚本身变成了连接两部分的桥梁。整个鞋体由碳纤维支撑,在与地面接触的地方使用了橡胶而在与皮肤接触的地方使用了皮革。以下是设计师的阐述:
一个夏日的夜晚我在工作室里思考通常的鞋子,
好奇为何高跟鞋子会需要一个无用的底,
当我看着沙上的脚印,
它是如此清晰,
力,
只走向了脚跟和脚趾。
有骨有肉,
脚自然的跨越了两边。

脚有自己的内在力量和支撑,
又何必去复制它们?
就像跳高运动员不会在手肘和手腕间在插入一个刚性的臂膀。
如果鞋的设计是对之前脚套的革命,
那新材料和设计技术会否带来新的革新?
因此我将这个问题的探索转化为我进行桥梁设计时的方式,对各个受力进行分析,在把玩材料的同时寻找最简单,精美但充满诗意的方式来对力加以表现。

In English:

London architect Julian Hakes has designed a pair of shoes with no foot plate.

Called Mojito, the design consists of a single piece that wraps around the wearer’s foot, forming support for the heel and ball.

The foot naturally forms a bridge between the two.

The product is made of carbon fibre, laminated with rubber on the side that touches the floor and leather on the side next to the skin.

Here’s some text from the designer:

One late summer night in the studio I was thinking about the design of shoes in general.

I wondered why there was the need for a foot plate in shoes such as high heels.

When I look at a foot print on sand it is very clear to see that the main force goes to the heel and ball.

With a high heel providing the heel is supported, even by standing on a wooden block the foot naturally ’spans’ the gap naturally, with bones and tendons.

The foot has its own inbuilt strength and support so why duplicate this. You would not have a jumper with rigid arms between elbow and wrist.

So this raised the question, if the design of a shoe was an evolution of the early sandal and how can new materials and design techniques provide new solution?

So I set to exploring this question in a similar way to how I would design a bridge, examining the forces and looking at the most simple, elegant yet poetic expression of the forces at play within the materials used.

With this approach I then set about wrapping my foot in tracing paper, then binding it up in masking tape and then drawings various geometries onto and over the form of my foot.

The next stage was rather dangerous as I had to cut the shape off my foot with a scalpel and not damage the pattern or my foot.

The design this produced is a single wrapped geometry which starts under the ball of the foot and then over the bridge, then sweeping down below the heel before then twisting back on itself to provide the support for the heel and ankle.

This form felt light and airy on the foot. So we called it the ‘Mojito’ as it was rather like a twist of lime skin.

The material choice is simple: The shoe is a laminate with Carbon fibre for the core which gives the shoe its spring and strength, leather on the foot side and rubber on the walking wearing side. 3 materials, each doing a specific job.

We are now in talks with specalist shoe fabricators in for the inital prototypes, a firm in Italy would be able to make the inner carbon fibre core and then I would love to get some fabulous furniture makers in High Wycombe to ’skin’ the shoe in leather as their stitching detailing is second to none.

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