The project inquires about foot comfort and how everyday footwear affects the user’s gait cycle, posture, and stance. Every foot is unique, and providing a solution to each foot is a pervasive form of wellness and alignment recovery. During pregnancy, each woman experiences increased body weight and a change in hormonal balance, which makes the bones of the body softer. It also affects the bone structure of the foot and changes the shape and gait of the person. This document captures the design process through a product design lens focusing on research, experimenting with material, form study, ergonomic considerations, concept-building, prototyping, and user-specific design solutions. The problem area opened scope for product development, with thorough research study, interviews, experts’ insights, value hypothesis, opportunity identification. The final product (and the combination of products) provides additional comfort to foot muscles, support, and improvement in foot shape, relaxation of muscles. The aim was to create a product with a simple solution for easy adaptation by the user group, a product that does not require any external help for usage.
Keywords: footwear design, lifestyle product, material exploration, pregnant women, user specific design