Cutting-Board Soles Upgrade Pedestrians

#30. Cutting-Board Soles Upgrade Pedestrians

© Max Kohen, 2008


Max Kohen replaces part of a running-shoe sole with a wedge from a plastic cutting board. Although this minimal operation requires few tools and a little time, it produces a modified pedestrian who can ride down railings and other hard edges in the city. New spaces appear as novel forms of movement are made possible; the wearer of “soap shoes” can slide past crowds on stairways and escalators, moving faster and performing tricks with the asphalt and metal landscape.


Max Kohen

Location: Columbus, Indiana, USA, 2008

Tools: Cutting board, band saw, glue, running shoes