Grown, Not Made “Coral Runner”

GROWN NOT MADE, a project by @Commeconception is a concept in which a shoes structure and traction is grown.

“Inspired by natural growth of corals in a random fashion. The growth lines more than just an aesthetic choice, reinforces the upper and functions as the traction pattern.” – @Commeconception

Designed to be a seamless 3D printed footwear, the “Coral Runner ” shares a similar aesthetic to Crocs, but with the genius added touch of growing your own outsole traction and upper pattern/structure. How this could actually be implemented in a real world application would be interesting to see.

You can see more of the “Coral Runner” and Grown Not Made project, below.
Mr. Bailey

Product Designer + Footwear Architect | Founder of @ConceptKicks |

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