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Footwear for Barefoot / Footwear

Footwear for Barefoot
Footwear for Barefoot

Nowadays, many Sneakerheads spend money on new shoes excessively, while in East Africa, the majority of people don't have shoes and many of them are suffering foot disease because of that.
This project builds a sustainable virtuous circle between the two groups through footwear design, educating the Sneakerheads to help the barefoot African.
Iconic East African crafts such as tire recycling and traditional African knitting are applied in the design to build modern tribal style shoes for the consumers in the developed countries, the revenues are used to produce enough take-down version for the Africans who in need of shoes.


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR China

Bao Qiancheng,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University