A while back, Sparc Industries was approached by Boot Campaign, a charity established to help raise money to support research that directly helps our wounded soldiers, mentally or physically. Boot Campaign was revving up to throw their annual 'Boot Bash' charitable event, so they asked us if we would want to come up with something that would honor our soldiers and it would be auctioned off for their charity.
We got to thinking about what better than to design a sculpture to symbolizes Boot Campaign and the American Soldier. The Freedom Boot is that sculpture that we felt holistically supported both of these ideals. Starting off with an actual military boot that is sold by Boot Campaign, we 3D scanned the boot the digitize all of the details, even down to the stitches. With creating a 3D computer model from the captured scan data, we were then able to program our 5-axis CNC machine to cut the Freedom Boot from a solid billet of aluminum.
Below is Freedom Boot being held by retired Navy Seal Morgan Luttrell at the Boot Bash in 2017. It was auctioned off at the event for an astonishing $26,000.00 with 100% of the proceeds going to Boot Campaign.