This is the first 3D Printed training shoe to be sold to the consumer market. After, two years of researching various organic shapes and structures to create a truly unique and functional 3D Printed lattice design. This training shoe provides dynamic stability, and also has a luring design appeal. These interconnecting lattice beams can only be manufactured by 3D Printing, and could never be replicated by conventional molding processes. This upper design uses a 3D Auxetic pattern, which can stretch and adapt to the foot shape.
Kingdom sneakers is a genuine limited edition luxury footwear experience. Kingdom has spent over four years designing and innovating in the luxury footwear sector. They have developed a team they can be proud of; they have triumphed to produce footwear that they can personally stand behind as a testament to their inspiration and love of design. They also feature innovative rare earth magnetized straps. Hailing from Melbourne, the crew from Kingdom have certainly not compromised on the craft.
Diffusion is a series of winter boots. The ccilucell compound makes this shell light and waterproof. The three drops on toe, heel and bottom produce the whole shoe and represent the singularity of CCILU. The structure is strengthened by rib-like energy bars on the side wall. A Nylon shank on the arch stabilizes wearer’s foot. The rubber outsole provides a slip-resistant feature and the drop in the middle is diffused by covering the entire outsole and its' different color enhances the visual effect. With tech upper design, Diffusion boot is stylish and functional.
Horizon assembles 102 completely independent ccilucell compound units. Through skive-on technology, this new outsole can be really soft and flexible. It provides a multiple point supportive surface, which is able to offer a variable barefoot adoptions on different terrains. Moreover, the formula of ccilucell makes the sole become light and shock absorbent, yet it still has abrasion resisting ability. With the EVA rim, all compounds form together as a stable foundation, which can go with different upper designs and materials to makeup the Horizon collection.
The designer was inspired by the Hong Kong diverse cultural. Therefore, use the formal Balmoral boots, a classic in the West. First, in view of the history, the British boots with their snug and waterproof could help men prevent foot get wet, as it is very common in this humid tropical metropolis. The second is that combine 2 kind of materials to keep feet dry during the subtropical climate. The third performance is for fashion design with functionality, and show great taste on any occasion. Therefore ,the more difficult the more valuable.
The design was inspired by a traditional Chinese story named "To Borrow Arrows with Thatched Boats", when two kingdoms were in a war. It was interpreted in the designer's own way, inspiring the designer to create a pair of shoes with two different design but yet consistent and connected. The designer wanted to express the story with the shoes representing a couple in a fight, delivering the story that even in hard times they are inseparable. The design is two physically functional and wearable footwear that were made with non traditional material but with traditional techniques.