_ Embrace
A sneaker for people suffering from plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective ligament which supports the arch of the foot. It results in pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The goal of this project was to design a shoe that offers optimal comfort to people suffering from plantar fasciitis. Furthermore, we wanted to get rid of the stigmatising aesthetic that ergonomic shoes tend to have.

By talking to several orthopedists, we gained insight in how plantar fasciitis should be treated. In summary, we learned that a good shoe should posess three qualities. These three requirements were considered carefully when designing the structure of the sole and choosing the right materials.

Besides the design of the sole, we also tackled the general aesthetic of the shoe. The design of the upper subtly refers to the bone structure of the foot, resembling the Calcaneus and the Metatarsal bones. The outsole design includes a reference to the Plantar Fascia ligament.
'Brace'
/breɪs/
Noun
"a device fitted to something, in particular a weak or injured part of the body, to give support."

The name 'Embrace' also refers to the heel of the foot being fully embraced by the shoe. We learned that this is one of the most important characteristics of a shoe when you're suffering from plantar fasciitis. Nesting the heel completely allows the Plantar Fascia ligament to be relieved. ​​​​​​​
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_Embrace

'Embrace' is a sneaker designed for people suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, the most common cause of heel pain.
106
1.8k
6
Published: