Created by Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Eugenia Morpurgo, the canvas footwear is assembled with reversible, mechanical fastenings rather then the usual stitches or glue and comes with a repair kit.
The activity of repairing is a form of re-appropriating control on our material world, allowing us to understand how things function and acting as a key tool for the consumer to control his post-consumption goods (waste).
These shoes are designed with a reversible connection between the sole and the upper, allowing the repair process to be more transparent in relation to the material the individual component is made of. This project brings back in the hand of the consumers tools and knowledge for repairing.
The shoes come with a repair kit specifically designed for them, but which can also be used to repair other goods in the house.
Source: dezeen.comAdded: 16 December 2011