In collaboration with Laceless Design and Watusi Studio I designed a lifestyle shoe for someone looking to make a healthy transition from standard thick soled shoes to a foot friendly barefoot feel. Having a thinner, less cushioned sole gives the consumer a natural flexion of the foot, and allows the foot (and rest of the body) to become overall stronger.
The transition from thick to barefoot sole can be harmful if not gradual over time due to having a weaker foot. The goal of this project was to create a shoe that allows for this transition while following up to date trends.
Gradual transition over time from 6mm insole to a "barefoot feel" sock liner. A safe way to transition to a "barefoot" shoe.