Koko Kusano


Mentors: Chee Sau Fen

Koko has a deep passion for sneakers which has fed an appreciation for the various components of sneaker design. Her dream is to produce a collection of sneakers designed by herself one day. It is no wonder that for her Lighthouse project, she chose to explore making sneakers to accommodate an easily adjustable fit. She wants her design to be able to fit all kinds of feet and for everyone to enjoy and feel comfortable wearing sneakers.

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The Project

I’ve always loved sneakers, but my feet have not always been able to fit every pair of sneakers that I wanted to have as my own and so I had to let them go at times. That made me wonder - what if we could have a sneaker design that can fit every kind of feet? This led to the creation of Myfit, a sneaker design that can fit every kind of feet. It is a sneaker that is baggy but can also be adjusted to any preferable fit. I hope that with this design, everyone would be able to possess the right sneaker which they can call their own.

In the process of actually stepping into the industry of making the shoes, I’ve realised that it was definitely a challenging process for me working on the soles, what materials to use, what kind of design I should make so it can fit all. With everything, there is a challenge. Nothing comes easy and although I am not really an engineer, I still want to be able to design and expand my knowledge on sneakers.