SOLE Custom Footwear
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SOLE Custom Footbeds have a proven, orthopedic shape that optimizes natural motion. I translated this shape into the platform for award-winning, patented sandals. First the Sport Flip, then the leather Premium Flip, the Cork Flip, and the Sport Slide. After their success, we expanded the line into Fall/Winter shoes and boots.

My final versions of this platform were the narrower, more elegant Cork Platforms, that were featured in SOLE/ReCORK’s Kickstarter project. We developed both the men’s and women’s footbeds and midsoles to be made of 100% recycled cork, collected by ReCORK.

The heel cup is deep and holds the fat pad under your heel in the proper shape for it to function normally. This also prevents one’s heel from slipping out sideways. The medial arch is the highest on the market, but moulds to fit the wearer’s foot after a few days of use. A metatarsal pad was added to the top shape to help lift and spread the metatarsals so your foot can relax into its proper shape. Orthopedics, meet design.