From drawing to first prototype

We are designing a collection of sneakers for one of our private label customers. After various briefings and proposals for design and colours, we initially started drawing different models, and on the basis of this we had the first prototypes made at our suppliers in Italy and Portugal. It is rare that the first prototype is immediately good, what seems good on paper often has to be adjusted in practice in terms of proportions and fit. We are now working on this with these models, and the next step is to work out different color settings.