One of the most creative designers in the industry, Sruli Recht recently sent over some images of an unreleased shoe he created back in 2013.
A “self fitting” shoe, made from a reversed draped auxetic* leather, which forms to your individual foot shape. The shoe also features a prosthetic, high grip silicone sole.
Both beautifully raw as well as technically progressive, you can see Sruli’s auxetic self fitting leather shoes below.
*Auxetics are structures or materials that have a negative Poisson’s ratio. When stretched, they become thicker perpendicular to the applied force. This occurs due to their particular internal structure and the way this deforms when the sample is uniaxially loaded.
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