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Discarded Plastic Fishing Nets Retrieved from the Ocean Used in New Shoe Prototype

July 6, 2015

Kate Sierzputowski

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Adidas is now designing shoes from our oceans’ detritus, recently producing the world’s first prototype with parts constructed from ocean plastic and illegal deep-sea gillnets. The athletic apparel manufacture partnered with Parley for the Oceans as collaborators, a group of creators, thinkers, and leaders who design projects that aim to end the destruction of our oceans.

The community explains, “Our oceans are about to collapse and there is not much time to turn it around. Nobody can solve this alone. Everyone has to be a part of the solution. And collaboration is the magic formula.”

An ally of Parley, the Sea Shepard Conservation Society, collected the materials for the shoe while tracking an outlawed poaching vessel off the coast of West Africa. The concept for the shoe was then created in just six days, the prototype showcased at the UnxParley launch event in New York on June 29.

Parley explains that this concept is only the beginning, but is an example of how impactful creative collaboration is. “The problems we face are many, but so are the solutions. Stay tuned to learn more about how Parley will end ocean plastic pollution.” Although the partners have explained that this specific concept might never be commercially available, Adidas plans to introduce recycled plastic into their manufacturing process by early next year. (via My Modern Met)

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photo credit: Giacomo Giorigi / Sea Shepherd Global

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Art

A Rainbow of Shoes and Legs for Breuninger by John Breed

May 6, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Netherlands-based artist John Breed installed this whimsical leg rainbow in conjunction with German shoe salon Breuninger last year. The piece involved 145 multicolored shoes and legs that were eventually placed near the salon. See more on his website. (via show slow)

 

 



Art

Animal Footprint Shoes by Maskull Lasserre

June 22, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Outliers is an ongoing project by artist Maskull Lasserre (previously here and here) where shoes are outfitted with specially carved rubber soles meant to mimic the footprints of moose, Kodiak bears, deer, rabbits and other animals. The shoes are then worn in the snow leaving the impression to unsuspecting passersby that wildlife has wandered into urban areas including Montreal, Ottawa, Boston, and New York. See much more on his website. (via laughing squid)

 

 



Amazing

Shoe Delivering Pigeons

July 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

On the cusp of launching their ecommerce site, the eco-friendly shoe brand JoJo realized shipping costs were much greater than anticipated. Looking to cut costs and satisfy customers they did what any creative entrepreneur would do: bred incredibly intelligent super pigeons to deliver shoes. (via polkadot)

Update: Yes internet, I am aware this is a viral advert and that a carrier pigeon is not huffing its way across the Atlantic with my new duds.

 

 



Design

Society 27: Sneaker/Shoe Model No.1

January 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Society27 is a collective of designers working together to create 27 pieces of whatever product they decide to focus on. For their first project they’ve selected shoes and Sneaker/Shoe Model No.1 is the result of months of work. Want a pair? There’s only 27 in existence (made to order) and you need to email [email protected] with your $240 ready. Not only are the shoes insanely beautiful but the carved wooden packaging and overall identity work is stunning. For the hell of it look at this sweet, splintery identity piece they put together:

(via lovely package)