Sunday, January 14, 2007

origami shoes

I designed these shoes in 2004. My goal was to change the very specific ritual of putting on shoes. I began looking at rituals in Asia. My basic inspiration for the shoes where the art of paper folding, origami. In origami you can make from one simple piece of paper very complex things like an elephant or a box just by folding it. I thought why do shoes have to have so many components why not back to basics. my goal was set and I began designing a shoe that was made from one piece. The end result are very simpel to put on and off shoes that are waterproof and are from recycled leather.

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