The 'Layer' Shoe by Evan Stuart Fights Against Unnecessary Waste

 - Sep 19, 2018
References: evanstuart.ie & yankodesign
Millions of pairs of shoes end up in the landfill every year, so the 'Layer' shoe by Evan Stuart is intended to change this with a design that can be easily repaired when damaged or wear renders it unusable.

The shoe comes with the soles, uppers, insoles and fastening laces all fully assembled like any other footwear option out there, but can be easily repaired if one of the components fails. This means that wearers can simply order a new sole or upper as they require rather than needing to throw out the entire product, which can be quite wasteful in the grande scheme.

The 'Layer' shoe is crafted from recycled and biodegradable materials to ensure a focus on sustainability, and is the winner of the 2018 James Dyson Award.