GreenPlax Tess designs as a reminder for the bottle upcycling process. Every 20 plastic bottles recycle material can make one pair of GreenPlax Tess in every major component. The outsole is particularly made from straight scraps of bottles while imitating its shapes. The color palette and silhouette design also replicate some beverage brands to create a direct visual impact, as a reminder for people of the sustainable issues from plastic bottles throw-away behaviors. It is also water-repellent, dirt-proof, and moisture-wicking. Sustainability is their forwarding mission bear in mind.
Guang is handmade with cowhide and lambskin. Reflective bindings were stitched on the seams delivering a futuristic feel. Reflective customizable letters on the back functioning as an eye-catching feature also improves visibility in the dark. The back strap widens the length and width of the bootstrap for wearing ease.The distressed Vibram’s outsole gives a brawny aesthetic, superior traction, and greater comfort. The bright neon yellow alongside the pointy-toe narrow silhouette delivers a rebellious yet functional design.
While defining an object as footwear; main signal is its footbed. So if you want to design a slipper which is not look like an ordinary slipper; you should hide its footbed. In consideration of this idea "foldable slipper" has been created which offers an unexpected storage and usage experience by rolling. This product is for indoor places. It can be thought as a promotional/marketing product for companies such as; hotels, beauty parlour, fitness/wellness center etc.
Gianluca Tamburini's line of "sandal/shaped jewels", called Conspiracy, was founded in 2010. Conspiracy shoes effortlessly combine technology and aesthetics. Heels and soles are made from materials such as lightweight alluminium and titanium, wich are cast in sculptural forms. The silhouette of the shoes are then highlighted by semi/precious stones and other lavish embellishments. High technology and cutting edge materials form a modern sculpture, having the shape of a sandal, but where the touch and experience of skilled Italian craftsmen are still visible.
Le Maestro revolutionizes the dress shoe by incorporating a Direct Metal Laser Sintered (DMLS) titanium ‘matrix heel’. The 'matrix heel' reduces the heel section's visual mass and showcases the structural integrity of the dress shoe. To complement the elegant vamp, high-grain leather is used for the upper’s distinct asymmetrical design. The integration of the heel section to the upper is now composed into a sleek and refined silhouette.
The collection was influenced from ballet and fencing. Not an obvious connection at first sight, but ballet was originated as a dance interpretation of fencing in 15th century. The collection merged the ballet pointes and fencing swards in a series of designs that were interpreted in a range of heel heights in degrees rather than centimeters: from a 0°- flat shoe to a 90°- pointe. The designs are modular and consist form the solid 3D printed toe cups and the removable inner socks.