Student Shoe Design 

(Fall 2010)

Nadia Harding uses a summer sandal to create a tropical island out of the right sandal. In a change of pace, she creates Santa’s sleigh out of the left shoe. 

Keisha McFadden

transforms a man’s shoe by gluing plastic toy parts to the surface. then Installs a motor-driven propellor that plays music as it turns. 

Cesar Cristancho transforms a woman’s high heel shoe into a Praying Mantis feasting on a fly; made from a flip-flop sandal. 

Jose Rodriguez

Carnivorous plants are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients (but not energy) from trapping and consuming animals and insects. Jose incorporates a child’s canvas sandal into a vicious looking mouth with teeth. 

Anthony DiCarlo’s welding skill assists him in creating a woman’s high heel using bicycle parts. Woman’s “pump”?

Stephanie Sarro scores with her bowling shoe design. 

Alexia Castelli creates a “shoe-nest” from a woman’s high heel afixed upon a slab of tree bark.

Elliott Nation “roasts” his shoe over a symbolic fire. 

Fillet of Sole?

Sarah Tahang’s design is influenced by the story “The Giving Tree.” The Giving Tree is a tale about a relationship between a young boy and a tree in a forest. The tree always provides the boy with what he wants: branches on which to swing, shade in which to sit, apples to eat, branches with which to build a home.

Tyler Caiati

At first glance, from the top, the shoe doesn’t seem to have a whole lot going on except a predominance of “grass”. It is when you see it from this angle that things are happening. Notice the “repetition with variation” going on for unifying the compostiion: the three dimensional flowers repeated in the two-dimensional painted version,. She then stretches the exercise further through creating cut-outs of flower images in the yellow paper. Tyler is thinking like an artist.