Do you remember those fun arts & crafts activities when you’d punch out a bunch of thin wood pieces from a sheet of wood? There were instructions telling you which piece slid into which slots and at the end you’d have like a race car or a butterfly or a ship or something? So imagine that concept … but using it to build shoes.
That’s the concept behind United Nude’s platform sandals below. You can see all the pieces spread out in the first photo and then how they combine into a platform sandal in the second photo.
Designed for the “Moon Life” project, the idea is to create shoes that could be worn in outer space, if life in space is indeed in our future. I’m not sure how they’d know but apparently these shoes are suited for the temperature and pressure of space. They can obviously be packed easily when broken down. Most of the shoe parts are made from carbon fiber but the upper pieces are leather. Each shoe can be assembled in about 10 minutes.
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