Wrap Shoe by Christian Ferrara

Newly graduated student designer, Christian Ferrara recently reached out to show me his latest project, the Wrap shoe. A mixture of origami inspiration and flat pack design, Christian’s created a really interesting shoe. Not only in it’s design, but also the construction methods used to create it –

“The footwear industry is a saturated market, characterised by an endless accumulation of technical materials and an overabundance of complex techniques. Wrap Shoe is conceived as a systematic way to implement a more ecological approach in every aspect of the manufacturing of footwear. Its technique is based on the use of a heat press that plays on the levels of stretchability of the materials through their fusion. With this simplification of the process, the product is fabricated in 2-D from beginning to end. The shoe is shipped flat pack in an envelope and users are invited to return it to the factory for recycling.” – Christian Ferrara

You can see more of Christian’s Wrap shoe, and the processes that went into the creation of it, below.

GoPro device

Process 2

Process 3

Two materials

Sole zoom 2

Sole zoom 1

Process heat press

Process 4

Max sole 2.1

Max sole 1

Soles best

Studio sole

Studio detail


Context zoom

Context ladder

Context ladder standing

Envelope and shoes


Mr. Bailey

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

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