Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto one might say when opening the shoe box to find these folding shoes from EIN/Tritt shoe concepts.
Designer Catherine Meuter has shown how shoe manufacturing can turn flat shoe patterns with reinforcements into wearable footwear. It's like the whole flatpack furniture craze, but for shoes. They're cheaper too because, like Ikea, they have to be folded and put together by the consumer.
So, what do you think? You want origami shoes? Now you can do it yourself!
Folding Flat-Pack Footwear
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