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A pair of modular sneakers that provide the consumer with easy to assemble and customizable two-part sneaker made out of healthier materials.



Problem statement for Thesis: 

"How might we reduce the massive amount of synthetic sneaker waste that ends up in the landfills every year in the US while still promoting an active lifestyle? "

Followed an Iterative Product Development Method


Problem: Sneakers are made to end up in landfills

Every year 300 million pairs of sneakers end up in the U.S. landfills.

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Made out of more than 5 materials bonded chemically together

The sole material, typically EVA, takes 100+ years to degrade in landfills and lasts for only 500 miles

Majority of personas want to be sustainable however they’re too busy to follow the recycling routine

Target Audience: Make the biggest impact

1. Interviews

2. Co-Designs

3. Observational Interviews

4. Expert Interviews

5. Literature Review

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Opportunity to Testing:

Solution Brainstorming: Design & Mechanics

Material Innovation: Composition & pressure

Tested & Failed on the streets of Manhattan

Solution Prototype

Post-Feedback Product Development

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Taking loop to the next stages through fashion

Sneaker Studies

(Based on trends & manufacturing feasibility)

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