One of my favorite parts to design, on a shoe, are outsole plates. Since the outsole plate is not something you look at all the time, it can get overlooked. I still feel it’s important to put creativity into all aspects of your design.
I draw inspiration from fashion, furniture, architecture, or anything that makes me think, “I’d like to work that idea out on an outsole.” Above are a few concepts for a women’s casual shoe collection I worked on recently.
I have a board on my pinterest dedicated to outsole inspiration, if you want to check it out.
Where do you find your inspiration from? Do you feel it’s important to design every little detail out?