When looking for footwear sketching inspiration, look no further than Coroflot's rich database of design portfolios. From material exploration ideas to problem solving design hacks, here are some hand-drawn gems that will have you inspired to take to the drawing board to design your own pair of fresh kicks:
Enter a caption (optional) Ilyas Darakchiev
This cool material exploration by Ilyas Darakchiev is based on heat reflective foil and is designed to have good breathability and heat reflection. His detailed sketches, renderings, and gifs make the shoe, material and function extra believable.
Joey Khamis' zippered solution to hiking boot shoe laces getting snagged on debris is clever and ultra-practical.
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Christophe JUGE breaks it down in these detailed trail running shoe sketches—a great refresher on different sneaker parts and materials.
These crisp Nike sketches by Luke McConnie remind us just how detailed classic sneakers really are.
Sandro Surabischwili kicks texture up a notch with his colorful hand renderings.
Enter a caption (optional) Cesar Junior
Cesar Junior's futuristic basketball sneaker sketches are a refreshing take on the classic silhouettes we love, most reminiscent of Air Jordans.
Enter a caption (optional) Delano Ellis
Delano Ellis' roundup of rapid footwear sketches is diverse and just overall badass—worth a scroll through.
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Okay, I'm guilty—this last one's not a sketch. But to justify Chris Hill's Cam'ron inspired Fleebok 2's place on the list, take a look at how thoughtful his pink camo motif is... it's all in the details!
Check out more killer portfolios over on Coroflot.