Winner 2020 / Men’s Dress

Off-Normal

  • University
    University Of Illinois At Urbana-champaign
  • Lead Designer
    Hengbo Zhang
  • Prize
    Gold in Derby / Oxford Shoes (Non-Leather), Category winner in Men’s Dress, Bronze in Leather sneakers
  • Expertise
    Student

Off-Normal is designed for recent graduates dealing with the transition in their identity, mindset, living and working environments from a classroom to an office. These shoes have both the characteristics of a traditional formal leather shoe and the personality and comfort of a sneaker that match the identity of recent graduates.

Inspired by the classic Oxford shoe, Off-Normal's sense of elite flows through every detail of it. These details are both the future a graduate seeks and the protective color he uses to hide his current self.

Photo Credit: Hengbo Zhang