Living and working from my loft permits me the pleasure to dress as I please. No, you won’t find me in my pj’s ,unfortunately. However, most of the time, I will be wearing casual attire which may consist of skinny jeans, a top, and several types of shoes such as my Sigerson Morrison ballerinas which are not great coverage during the cold mornings, Ben Simon sneaks which are not comfortable for walking around the city,  Nike low profile trainers that are sometimes too sporty, or my Espace boots that are very cool but talking a walk around the block with the dog, it starts to get achey around the arch.

So, finding the right shoes to work, walk around in the city, walk my puppy and feel comfortable and fashionable can be a challenge. Fall is also present, and so I want to keep warm. A boot with modern, clean lines and a rubber bottom would be ideal.

While I was doing some research for a project, I looked thru one of my favorite magazines called Surface, and found this very cool ad for a rug. I loved the fold and the design and thought, “This could make a cool outsole design.”I started to sketch away and this is what I came up with.

I like to call this my cas-leisure boot. A light weight rubber bottom with a distressed boot upper that gives it a more casual look than leisure, sporty look.I think even doing a shearling lining or a peek-a-boo knitted lining would be fun! I might even prefer to see this in Tar or a mid grey color. I have other sketches if you wanna see.

My inspiration which was found in Surface Magazine

My inspiration which was found in Surface Magazine

Boot sketch based on inspiration..

Boot sketch based on inspiration..