In this project, I was exposed to the making of the product and saw the amount of material and construction needed to create a shoe. Every product that we purchase has its influence and connections to things we would rather not be aware of, we would rather get rid of the old and purchase something new.
The prototype is created using only two materials.100% canvas and recycled rubber, with no glue. The usage of minimal materials is effective in a couple of stages, the first one is the production stage, the minimal usage of material allows the production to take place in one location with no need for expensive shipping services. The second stage is the stage in which the shoe can no longer be used as a shoe and the materials can be separated from one another and be recycled, each product easily put in its own recycling container.
The shoe happens to be its own packaging,
and is designed as a flat and compact packaging,
which allows a larger quantity of products to be delivered at once.
In this shoe, the purchaser is an active partner in the making
and the life cycle of the product. The shoe is created on the
guideline principles of the textile used and makes an effort to
"close" the circle of the life cycle involved in the product.
This all gives the purchaser the opportunity to recycle the shoe
and reuse the shoes materials, even after the shoe is no longer
used as a shoe.