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Mr. Bailey x ekn Footwear TRILLIUM Boot


2 1/2 YEARS IN DEVELOPMENT, 3 DIFFERENT FACTORIES, 10 SAMPLE ROUNDS.


My challenge with the TRILLIUM was to design something that is both unique, and minimal. Delving into the shoes construction and allowing it’s unique construction to be the source of it’s aesthetic, allowed the shoe to be both simple and complicated, different and palatable, all at the same time.

A uniquely constructed iteration of a Chelsea Boot, the TRILLIUM is both minimal in it’s aesthetic, and complex in it’s construction. The TRILLIUM features a stitch-less upper, with a uniquely wrapped one-piece raw edge leather upper and hidden elasticated collar, a welted Vibram Christy sole and a recycled, removable neoprene bootie (not seen in pics).

From forming the upper correctly, to finding the perfect Last, wear testing and material selection, each phase has been meticulously calculated and tested to ensure the final result embodies both the intended functional elements of the design, as well as the aesthetic.

The boot is (finally) available via www.eknfootwear.com
 
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Mr. Bailey

Product Designer + Footwear Architect | ConceptKicks Founder + Director

  • leManoosh

    well done Sir

  • Philippe Holthuizen

    It looks awesome Dan, and I can certainly imagine the difficulty of finding a factory that can do it for a competitive price! Tell us more about that neoprene booty some day, will ya? Looks like it adds some comfort and helps with fit, but I’m curious about the open toes there. In any case, well done mate! Now more please. 😛