I overslept this morning. Woke up at 7:50am but I think I needed it. One of the benefits of working at home is that I was still able to get an hour of shoe making in before I had to start working at 9am.

Another benefit of working at home is that you can wear your prototypes around the house. For the past few days I’ve been wearing the “strut” boot around. And honestly, I think I might be tired of it. Just to see how it felt, I covered it with linen this morning and although there’s some interesting things happening with the ribbing, it just doesn’t have enough visual interest yet.

So I put it aside and started working on anohter concept inspired by the work of Marloes ten Bhömer that I posted yesterday. Seeing your ideas for what they are can often be frustrating. I find that I’m often in a worse mood when my shoe making isn’t going well. But that’s all the more reason that I find the building necessary. I’ve been thinking about a “loose boot” concept for a while now. Maybe almost a year. But it’s just been thinking and drawing. It’s counter intuitive, but getting the thing out in the real world makes it so much easier to let go. So I have. For now.

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https://redcoverstudios.comCarissa on December 8, 2009  ·  Reply

I like where this shoe is going – I especially like it on your foot – in context. It lets me understand how it relates to your body. I find that certain shoes I love standalone but look horrible when worn, and vice versa. I bought some boots at timberland.com last night and was very pleased because many of their shoes are shown not only on someone’s foot, but also in a video, walking, moving, zooming in and out – it did wonders for my understanding of the shoe.

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