Re: Reconsider Reassemble Reborn
A shoe design with a replaceable biodegradable sole that prolongs the life of the product
At the intersection of technology, design and the pursuit of greater sustainability, the designer has developed a shoe concept where the sole of the sensuous leather shoe can be replaced when it is worn out. This significantly prolongs the life of the shoe. The designer has studied how people typically wear out their shoes and then experimented with alternative ways of constructing shoes. This footwear collection incorporates the best of the past and the best of the present combining the traditional shoe craftsmanship in the upper with a newly developed, biodegradable sole material made of natural fibres in the replaceable sole. Shoe manufacturing is complex and resource-intensive, and footwear is often discarded after a short time because it breaks or is worn out. It is the designer’s hope that we take better care of our shoes and that they are constructed in such a way that they are easier to repair.