“The PROTOTYPE 03 is a concept sneaker that is specially developed for all environments. It features organic design language with optimized two-layer construction for the best comfort. The translucent waterproof upper with Gore-Tex membrane, helps you to stay dry in wet climates. Your feet is wrapped around a comfortable 360-feet stability with the 3D-Flyprint inner sock and Flywire technology. With the highly responsive 3D-printed midsole, your weight distributes in every step you take. The wider outsole design provides optimal grip and traction for wet surfaces. To avoid any unnecessary feet movements, the sneaker has distinctive larger heel counter.” – Janis
This concept is more than just an aesthically focused project for Janis, it’s also a way of envisioning a more efficient and sustainable option for footwear in the future – “In the past 10 years, human kind has produced more plastic than the entire 20th century. I believe that a great design is a measure of our progress – therefore I feel that it is my responsibility to embrace sustainability as important direction of inspiration” Janis also adds, “How can it be more efficient and environmental friendly? The solution is simple : The starting point is the recycling of plastic. After, all the plastics are turned into textiles and assets for 3D-printers.”
Janis took to his Instagram to share some of the initial modelling process and showcases the impeccable amount of detail that has gone into the project. You can see some screen shots of the process below, for the full project head to Janis’ website, here.
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