material properties and characteristics…

Originally felt was chosen from a range of potential materials because it was…

  • natural
  • breathable
  • moulds to the foot as worn – ie. “fuzzy” mass customization through the material as opposed to high tooling/labour cost of bespoke fit of a hard sole shoe
  • biodegradable

felt moccasin construction test

One the material was received an exploration of properties and characteristics testing need to be done.  At first I was recreating shoe constructions based on leather sheet materials mainly moccasins.