final prototypes of knots

prototype of shoes


knots

knots is a corporate project done with technogel, who approached us to use their gel to design products for the comfort fashion industry. knots is a redesign of comfort shoes for ladies. 

padukas, crepe bandages and toe shoes serve as inspiration

comfort shoes have always been put in the category of functional and non-stylish. taking inspiration from padukas, simple wooden shoes worn in indian temples, crepe bandages, where one size of stretchy fabric fits all kinds of swollen feet, and toe shoes, where elastics and ribbons are used to secure shoes on, knots is a one size fits all shoe. the modular sole allows the shoe to be rolled up and fit into a handbag, while the stretchy scuba jersey fabric lined with the technogel allows the shoe to stretch around a number of feet shapes and sized, always ensuring a snug fit.