This year, I have had the opportunity to mentee under Auburn University alumni and footwear designer, Blake Scordino. During this mentorship, I have learned so much about forecasting trends and everything that goes into a well designed shoe.
With his guidance, I have started a project of my own, designing a running shoe line for spring 2026 composed of my predicted trend implementing sustainable materials and modular biomimicry.
Deconstructed and honest, not trying to be what it isn't. Designed and made for a purpose. Sheer opaque panels show what is underneath. Utility style exemplifies durability and ruggedness for a product that works for you.
First Round Concepts:
Bio mimicry from gecko feet
Second Round Concepts:
Playing with monochrome
Add texture to mid sole
Figure out mesh design