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A FOLDABLE PROTECTIVE FOOTBALL SHOE THAT IS COMFORTABLE AND AFFORDABLE FOR THE CHILDREN OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.
With limited resources for football in developing areas, children have a restricted football experience, thus the expected benefits cannot be fully gained. FOLD was created to help ensure that such children can still enjoy playing football safely with suitable footwear.
FOLD is a foldable football shoe that is flexible and protective. Developed for the youth of developing countries, the shoe is kept affordable as the manufacturing is low-cost.
The shoe is formed from a 2D fabric template that overlaps and secures with Velcro. Attached to its rubber sole is Stretch Spacer Fabric from Baltex, which is highly stretchable, sturdy and breathable. The overlock stitching gives the fabric hem a neat and strong finish, ensuring that it has as long a life-span as possible. This makes the shoe durable and comfortable for daily wear and also safe and suitable for the children’s football activities.
FOLD has potential for development for modified designs suited for other sporting activities for all ages.
A WIND-SHIELDING WATERPROOF ACCESSORY FOR SCOOTER HANDLES THAT REMAINS BREATHABLE.
MicroShield is an accessory that protects the rider’s hands from wind. Made of GORE-TEX, it is windproof and waterproof, suitable for keeping the rider’s fingers warm and sheltered from rain. Easily attached and detached, it is perfect for commuters who use the scooter regularly. It also features a reflective strip that allows the rider to be more visible to oncoming motorists and keeps the rider safe on the road.
Bistable metal creates its two forms. When flat, MicroShield is small and thin and convenient to store. When curved, it wraps around scooter handles firmly.
Unlike gloves, MicroShield can be used with minimal obstructions to the hand while remaining breathable. The rider’s fingers are more free to handle objects like smartphones that are harder to use when wearing gloves. This allows for a more seamless and comfortable riding experience without the hassle of gloves.
Manufacturing is straightforward and low-cost because of its 2D templates that are easy to assemble.