Team Friction Skate Co.
The Coefficient is a skate shoe with a focus on sustainability through durability. “After a year of work both inside and outside the classroom, The Coefficient came to life," said team member Kenta Araki. To say that I am proud of this team and all that we’ve accomplished throughout this past year would be an understatement. At times, it seemed like we were never going to get a finished product, but we picked each other up and kept moving forward, and I think that’s what makes this more than just a shoe to me. To me, this shoe not only physically represents everything I’ve been learning in the master’s program, but it also shows that with enough resilience, a team can accomplish anything they set their mind to. It’s been a crazy journey, and while we’re far from done, I really appreciate the work we’ve all put into this product.” The product is currently being wear tested among consumers and is in the design patent stage.