2023 / Special Awards

Smocked Boot

Photo Credit: Bry Aquino



  • University
    Savannah College Of Art And Design
  • Lead Designer
    Madeline Helt
  • Professor
    Michael Mack
  • Photo credit
    Bry Aquino
  • Prize
    Emerging Footwear Designer of the Year, Winner in SOCIAL IMPACT, Winner in 3D PRINT FOOTWEAR, Overall winner in SPECIAL AWARDS
  • Expertise

Rethinking climbing boots, how has technology adapted to keep in heat...

By letting structural patterns repeat to create a new textile to be introduced into the outdoor space

The concept behind the sole was to create a two-part system inspired by customizability and sustainability by allowing the sole to be swapped out or and changed after worn.