Sawa Leather Sneaker

  • _SAWA LEATHER SNEAKER


    Background

    "The details are not the details. They make the design." 
     —Charles Eames

    Inspired by traditional leather craftsmanship and intricate hand-sewing techniques, I set out to create a footwear design that blends traditional leather construction with modern footwear and sneaker design.

    Outcome

    A streetwear inspired athletic sneaker, incorporating high-quality European leather for both style and comfort. The Sawa Leather Sneaker combines traditional leather craftsmanship and active footwear to create a versatile design that can be worn both on and off the court.  
  • _Inspiration

    Below is a collection of product design imagery and moodboard references that helped inform the visual language of my design.
  • _Process

    Leather hand-stitching samples, exploring both structural integrity and accenting.