Tying the World Together™

Iman E., Zoe K., Laura D., Abbi G,

HappyFeet is a website designed to remind runners to buy new running shoes when their shoes have reached their maximum mileage. After every run, users input the miles they ran in their selected shoe and the website will store total miles ran in the shoe. The range for your everyday running shoe is between 300-500 miles, depending on your personal running style and the type of shoes you own. Many injuries can occur when a shoe’s cushioning is worn down such as plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and sore leg muscles. Everyday running shoes, competitive running spikes, and track/cross country spikes all have different maximum mileage before the cushioning is worn down. Our website hopes to help decrease these injuries in runners everywhere.

Runners can get injuries from running in worn out running shoes- but how does one know when their shoes might be too old and a risk?

Our website HappyFeet allows users to add all their shoes to a virtual closet and with user input, the user adds miles to a pair of shoes. The app alerts the user when their shoes reach maximum mileage.

Django, a framework software, was difficult to work with initially because we had to set it up with models for the shoe and user. The tutorials we googled used language that was hard to understand, but we overcame our problems by persevering despite frustration and recieving help from our teachers and TAs.

Zoe K.: Hey, I’m Zoe! I’m a rising junior at Jones College Prep. I’m a member of Key Club and Best Buddies and I love math.

Iman E.: I’m Iman! I love cats, art, biking and running. I am a rising junior and attend Walter Payton College Prep and ran track last year in the winter/spring. I plan to run cross country next fall.

Laura D: My name is Laura 🙂 I love being active and busy so I play lots of sports. My favorites would have to be cross country and soccer!

Abbi G: I’m Abbi. I am a rising senior at Rowe Clark Math & Science Academy. I play volleyball and love to paint.

You can view the project here.

This project was made by Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program students at Accenture CHI.