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Ilyas Darakchiev Created Heat Resistant Shoes With Functional Gills

Tasked with creating a footwear concept designed for extreme heat, Ilyas Darakchiev started to look at cooling systems and thermo-dynamic materials.

After some initial ideation, he came up with the idea of creating gills that would open and close depending on the amount of flex being applied to them, and act as an air-intake.
As you can see from below, Ilyas actually made a sample of the concept and found some interesting results while testing. It appears that at different positions, the gills turn from being an air intake, to an air outtake – circulating air throughout the foot and creating a micro climate within the shoe.

Ilyas also paid close attention to the mesh that would be applied to the upper. Forgoing the general circular mesh pattern, and designing a 3D triangular one that utilized space more efficiently.

Scroll down to see Ilyas’ super interesting, “TERMIT” HeatFoil project in full.
 

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Mr. Bailey

Designer + Footwear Architect | Founder of @ConceptKicks | Instagram @MrBailey_ | www.MrBailey.co.uk