Open Source Shoes

For all of you aspiring shoe designers out there, swing by the Fluevog store in the Haight tomorrow and bring a drawing of your dream shoe. Fluevog is hosting a party to honor the latest winner of their Open Source Footwear project.  You can read an interview I did with Stephen Bailey to get more information about their initiative.

I’ve been interested in this project since I first heard of it, not just because I love shoes, but because it is yet another way in which the lines between authorship and consumption are blurring. And that it’s not just fluid interfaces that users can affect, but the atoms as well.

And, if you are just looking to get 10% off some new shoes, you can submit your own shoe ideas and bring in this postcard. I’m designing a pair of boots (above), and I’ll submit the sketches tomorrow.