Friday, November 9, 2007

Kris Lovett's Reply women's "skate" shoe

Kris Lovett redefines the "skate shoe" by repurposing old decks into stylish women's wedge-heeled kicks. The colorful stacked wood remnants, after some shaping and TLC, create the soles and heels of Lovett's Reply footwear. (Actually skating in these--not recommended.)

By utilizing the overall shape and material properties found within the deck, the women's shoe takes on an interesting aesthetic quality. This project is also a reapplication of waste skateboard decks in an unexpected way. By taking a movement-based leisure product mainly utilized by males, a creative method of reuse is reapplied to a movement-based market for Eco-conscious women.
Posted by: Jeannie Choe |

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