A fun concept project that was inspired by designing a shoe that fits the Ninja Turtles. This project is not intended to be a design of a real shoe, but a case study of what it would look like to design for non-humans, and in this case, the Ninja Turtles.
The shoe's ergonomic design allows for ultimate comfort while it fits their 2 large fingers which is how their feet anatomy looks like. The patterns on the shoe are also inspired by hexagons from turtle shells, with small holes for ventilation to allow for better breathability. The interesting thing is that turtles actually absorb oxygen through their skin, and we try to mimic the same concept here, to give the shoe a lot of context and meaning behind its design.
The ribbon is a design element taken from one of the Ninjas, Raphael, who has it as a mask tied around his eyes and head in the cartoon series. Finally the colors and patterns also take their que from turtles, the bright green from the shells, and the black camouflage pattern from the fact that they can hide inside their shells.
This project was a collaboration between myself and Quintin Williams.