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A low cost shoe cover built to traverse through urban blizzards

1MILLION

$34BILLION

800,000

Americans  injured from slipping  on ice during the winter (2016 National Center of Injury Prevention and Control)

 annually in hospital bills , physical, therapy and medication in the US

 Hospitalized  from slipping on ice in 2016

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ICED OUT

In large cities,  snow and black ice  lead to people falling. Most people in urban cities only own a few shoes.  Boots are expensive  and are only used during snowy seasons.  How might we  equip our existing  shoes for the urban blizzard?

How might we walk on black ice with our existing shoes?

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Single piece upper to reduce cost and maximizing durability

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Single strap to tighten midfoot and heel

Quick release buckle with whistle to lock in heel

Pull chord to tighten midfoot and ankle

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Too loose

neon color bars for visibility

Locks onto ankles and shins

Tightens on back and front

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Co-molded metal studs to break into black ice

Grooves to allow water to flow out and for flexible grip

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Injection molded rubber with

midsection cut out to reduce material and provide flexibility

Zero heel to toe drop to provide maximum underfoot feel

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Single piece Neste RE polypropylene weave upper for warmth and dryness held together by single rear zig zag stitch

Adjustable heel cup lock with emergency whistle uses same elastic as double stitched eye stay to reduce cost

Wide opening for ease of entry and room to tighten on ankles

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