What I really wish could be…making construction ideas happen

tumbling along with exploring materials can be really unnerving to me.  If you have a vision of what the thing will look like you have a goal.  Working from the inside out means you have no bloody idea how the thing will look…and this is fashion!  So armed with the knowledge of what the materials can do I know we had to sprinkle a little magic into the mix.  So the wouldn’t it be cool thoughts start to creep in….

A solid chunk of felt layered up and soaked in resin is no better than a lump of solid plastic.  There seemed to be a lot of strength in the curved felt reminding me of how steel tubes can be as strong as rods.  In addition the resin acts like a wood glue where the join can be as strong as the actual material.

So sprinkle the magic and wouldn’t it be great if the shoe was a big tube and the insole was attached inside seamlessly?????

crude initial "tube" mocks

crude initial "tube" mocks

only insole no sole

court shoe fit

first attempt at resining the tube

first attempt at resining the tube

 

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