Winner 2022 / Special Awards / SOCIAL IMPACT

Emergency Shoe



  • University
    Pratt Institute
  • Lead Designer
    Zhe Ji
  • Prize
    Winner in SOCIAL IMPACT
  • Expertise

People losing, have their shoes drenched or damaged is a very common but often neglected situation when it comes to disaster relief. Walking around barefoot can compromise the survivors' ability to move and simply just lacks dignity. It's one shoe for both feet. It also has an eye-catching orange color as a lifebuoy, making it easy to spot. The elastic band allows for quick adjustments to fit a variety of foot sizes, and the waterproof material provides peace of mind when walking in wet conditions. Additionally, the shoe can even be used as a package for other disaster relief supplies.