This Is AuburnElectronic Theses and Dissertations

A Design Approach for Personalizing and Improving the Appearance of Specialty Shoes




Cooper, Zakilya

Type of Degree



Industrial Design


The essential purpose of this thesis is the aesthetic improvement of the current state of specialty shoes. The importance of creating a new design option is especially crucial for the fashion-conscious consumers affected by the problems that require specialty shoes. Special attention to design options for specialty shoes is substantial for these individuals that care more about design aesthetics because they don’t want to be ostracized by their peers because of their affliction. These psychological effects are the most important reason for a better design option for specialty shoes.