It takes a lot to make a pair of shoes
Shoes are surprisingly complex things to make. It’s easy to forget all the little things that go into them: rubber, fabric, shoe laces, stitching. The cost for material and labor makes people in many part of the world have little access to a pair of shoes.
In response, UNIFOLD, the experimental footwear project explores minimalist construction method. . Made of EVA material, this design is easily recyclable and could be built without a last.
This project is featured in Wired Design article: An Origami Shoe That Might Change Manufacturing for the Better