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Plant and Sons

Three Months

 

Objective: Create a fictitious company and create a footwear concept for their employees.

“Plant and Sons” is an arborist company owned by Robert Plant and his sons. 

An arborist, also known as a tree surgeon, is a specialist in the cultivation and care of trees and shrubs, including tree surgery, the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tree diseases, and the control of pests.

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Plant and Sons

How Might We...

Design a shoe or boot that can assist with an arborists daily work and the Plant and Sons company. 

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Footwear Inspiration

For my Boot, I wanted to create a chainsaw protectant climbing boot. These boots come in 2 versions. The taller boots are spurred for climbing and the shorter boot is for free form climbing.

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Initial Concepts

I began by creating Spurred (Tall) and Non-Spurred (Short) Shoe Concepts.

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Detail Sketches

I decided to continue with a spurred boot and chose the initial sketch in the lower right hand of the page. Next, I began exploring detail and texture.

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Final Design

The final design was created in Adobe Illustrator. It features a high boot shaft, textured quarter and collar pieces, a reinforced heel counter and toe cap, and metal hardware. 

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