The Fully Open Shoe is a conceptual piece of footwear designed to help those who experience physical pain during the process of putting on a shoe. While tying a shoe isn't the most difficult thing in the world, the act of stooping or squatting can be quite painful for the elderly and for people with back and muscle problems.
The Full Open Shoe is a lace-less shoe designed to conform to the shape of your foot. The removal of the laces means that you will never have to worry about your shoes coming untied ever again. While the concept does look a little raw, I like the direction the designers are going in. Shoe companies are already developing healthier shoes for their customers such as the Sketchers Shape-Ups. It may only be a matter of time before a shoe company creates a pair of shoes that both conform to the shape of your foot and are easy to put on.
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By: Michael Hines - Published: Oct 5, 2011 • References: tuvie