Yoosung Kim – Zest

Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most common diseases in the world. Despite their disability, people with CP would like to be more physically active, as evidenced by the Paralympics, which features many disabled players and sports.

However, there is a lack of shoes for such people. Simply putting on the shoes and lacing them often presents a challenge for the user, who most of the time has to ask for help from their coach.

My Zest shoe is easy to put on with one hand. In addition, it can be customised according to personal physical ability using knitting and 3D printing technology. 

This project was developed thanks to feedback from professional athletes with CP and testing in the lab of Swiss sportswear brand On.

Diploma project (2022) by Yoosung Kim