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Waterfly / Runningshoes

Waterfly
Waterfly

iF concept design award 2014

iF concept design award 2014

Waterfly Running Shoes create a new wearing experience by combining nanotechnology with design. Nanotube tech materials are used as knitting wires to construct the shoe, so that the shoe conforms to the shape of the foot when worn, thus eliminating the need for shoelaces. The design is lightweight and provides breathability. The material also increases economic efficiency by allowing the shoe to be flattened for compact packing to reduce the cost of packaging and transportation.

"The fact that the air can be squeezed out of the shoe solves a logistical problem. The size of the packaging can be reduced, transport costs decrease. At the same time, pumping the shoe up when putting it on ensures an individual fitting."
Jury Statement

In the 3rd year since our group started cooperating on various projects, winning an iF Concept Design award is a remarkable achievement for us. We are really grateful to have been selected by the jury and we thank everyone who has been helpful and supportive along the way. Thank you!

Winner Statement
University

Ming Chuan University

Ming Chuan University
Taoyuan, Taiwan

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University

Ming Chuan University

Ming Chuan Universtity
Taoyuan, Taiwan

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Design

Ming Chuan University

Ming Chuan Universtity
Taoyuan, Taiwan

Ron Lo, Li-Xuan Zhu, Chieh Ku

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