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Growing-up Shoes
Growing-up Shoes

The figures released by the United Nations on November 4, 2010 showed that over 1.7 billion people are living in poverty.
To those living in poor areas, shoes are very precious, since feet can grow very fast in adolescence.

Bamboo as a source of material, is environment friendly.

The modularized design allows adding or removing module from the shoes to suit your feet.
The vulnerable parts can also be switched, extending greatly the lifespan of the shoes.
You can enjoy the DIY experience brought by this design.


Wuhan University of Technology

Wuhan University of Technology
WuHan, China


Chen, Yongjun

Chen, Yongjun
WuHan, China

Yongjun Chen Shupeng Wang Teng Zhang Wei Luo