Main Project Inspirations: Moon Shoes and Vaporwave

The cover of Macintosh Plus’s album “Floral Shoppe”


For this project, I took inspiration from the 90’s footwear phenomenon “Moon Shoes” and music from the artist MACINTOSH PLUS. While listening to MACINTOSH PLUS’s album, “Floral Shoppe,” the retro feel of the music had me in a nostalgic mood. After doing some browsing, I came upon Moon Shoes. Just looking at the product gives me a profound sense of nostalgia even though I have never had a pair of Moon Shoes. I’ve always wanted a pair since I was a child as well.
I am planning on taking some worn out skate shoes and cutting holes through the soles of the shoes to fit elastic bands through. These elastic bands will then be laced through plastic containers. I am also considering a modular approach to this project by fabricating a rig that sits in place of the shoes. This eliminates the upcycled part of the project, however.

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  • Jake Silverman
    May 10, 2017 11:33 pm

    This is a great aesthetic for the project you want. I hope that it came out showing all the nastolgia that you wanted it to

  • Marcus Gurule
    April 18, 2017 7:46 pm

    I like the look and feel that you are trying to achieve with this project. I think that it hits the 90’s nostalgia feel right on the head. I am looking forward to see what this project turns out like.


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