Hermes-owned John Lobb is a renowned British shoemaker with a long history of producing high-end, handmade shoes. In the spring of 2008, they approached Swims to design a custom-fitted galosh for their Prestige line of shoes. As Swims’ partner in product design, we led the process and development of the John Lobb Overshoe.
We sought to marry handmade style with synthetic protection. The overshoe had to keep the shoe intact against weather without overshadowing its shape. So we turned to automotive design processes to do this, using advanced surfacing and 3D scanning technology to produce a streamlined design for the elastic/rubber material. In addition to the overshoe, we also designed the tasteful, matching shoebox.