I have mixed opinions about this shoe concept. On the one hand, I really admire the manufacturing innovation demonstrated in rethinking how we produce shoes. On the other hand, I wonder if mass producing disposable shoes is ecologically responsible. Already our landfills are overflowing with expensive shoes so how much more could this problem be compounded by introducing cheap and easily manufactured shoes into the mix? On top of everything else I just don't think they're all that sexy (although I recognize that that most likely wasn't the point when they started the project).
French designer Ora-Ïto has developed a conceptual trainer with curved veneer sections to reference the work of Modernist furniture designers Charles and Ray Eames.