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Folding Flat-Pack Footwear

EIN/Tritt Origami Shoes

— March 1, 2008 — Unique
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!
Trend Themes
1. Flat-pack Footwear - The trend of flat-pack footwear offers opportunities for disruptive innovation in the manufacturing and retail sectors by providing cost-effective and customizable shoe options that can be easily assembled by consumers.
2. Origami Shoes - The origami shoes trend presents opportunities for innovation in footwear design and manufacturing, with potential for creating unique and lightweight shoes that can be conveniently folded for storage and transportation.
3. Consumer-assembled Products - The trend of consumer-assembled products, like flat-pack footwear, opens up new possibilities for disruptive innovation in various industries by empowering consumers to participate in the manufacturing process and customize their own products.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear - The footwear industry can explore the flat-pack footwear trend to revolutionize manufacturing processes, reduce costs, and offer more sustainable and customizable shoe options to consumers.
2. Retail - The retail industry can take advantage of the origami shoes trend by offering consumers innovative and affordable footwear options that provide a unique shopping experience through a consumer-assembled approach.
3. Design and Manufacturing - The design and manufacturing industries can embrace the concept of consumer-assembled products, such as flat-pack footwear and origami shoes, to create new designs, develop efficient production methods, and enhance customization capabilities.
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