Prototyping 3/27-3/28, 4/4 ; Final Board proposal

prototyping 3/27:

the first model was based off of masking tape mold of an existing shoe. It was traced then cut off and stapled onto a insole to form a quick prototype.

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The next prototyping faze was more of a measured approach. It was first tried onto paper, then onto a cheap prototypical canvas. However, the materials was flimsy and couldn’t support a stable shape.

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Poster proposal:



the next prototype features a more measured approach with the actual material. It is the final prototype before the final model.

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Next steps:

I modeled a shoe last in solidworks and will be attempting to cnc a shoe last for the final model. It was according to the shoe midsole i’ve taken apart, but can honestly work to any midsole due to the pliability of the material.


Adrian Karaan Midterm Review



  • “What spectrum of shoes go through Goodwill that are modifiable?”
  • “Think about how you will sell it (The idea or the marketing)”
  • “Create a basic template”
  • “Use Goodwill as a platform to obtain readily-used materials”

Actions to take:

  • The next steps to take are more in-depth prototypes such as implementing my material tests to used shoes
  • Also doing more research on product manipulations such as natural dyes or color applicants that are environmentally friendly
  • refine business model towards a more marketable approach that will appeal to the masses and the core customers of Goodwill