Maggie Bridges, a senior at Georgia Tech, will be sporting these awesome shoes at the Miss America Pageant later this month.
“I feel like being a female at Tech, it’s kind of your duty to break stereotypes,” Maggie says.
Three Georgia Tech industrial design students helped Maggie design and construct the shoes.
Maren Sonne, Jordan Thomas, and Julia Brooks spent countless hours on the project.
After sketching out designs and discussing science and engineering themes, team of students ultimately decided to go with a riff on the Ramblin’ Wreck.
The students used a laser cutter to produce a finely detailed grill almost identical to to the front of Tech’s beloved Model A Sport Coupe. The headlights were created on a 3D printer. The wheels affixed to the shoe are a combination of acrylic whitewalls, and 3D printed tires (complete with tread detail).
Those iconic white running boards were replicated by casting the basic shape, then heat molding the material to form to the shape of the shoe. The students even paid attention to providing a Georgia Tech touch on the heels, using a laser cutter and create a complex black and gold honeycomb pattern.
Miss Georgia, Maggie Bridges, will wear the custom-engineered footwear in the Miss America parade to be held on September 13 in Atlantic City. The live broadcast of the finals will air on ABC Sunday, September 14th
We can help Maggie get into the finals by logging on and voting for Miss Georgia on http://www.missamerica.org/vote