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Weblike Footwear Fasteners

The Smartfit Shoe Concept Can Be Tied Securely with a Single Cord

— October 9, 2012 — Fashion
Perhaps people don't waste a particularly frustrating amount of time trying to tie up their shoelaces, yet the SmartFit Shoe concept does offer a much more efficient method. Designer Elena Gerber envisions a means of tightening sneakers around the wearer's tootsies with just a single stretchy string.

There would be no need to bother with a dozen grommets, knotted laces or even with a couple of velcro tabs on your running shoes. Anchored at two points on either side of the sporting accessory, the quick closure device is spanned by one flexible cord that renders the whole length of the SmartFit Shoe concept snug, from tongue to toe. Instantly, the design, the use and the performance are significantly more efficient.
Trend Themes
1. Weblike Footwear Fasteners - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop new fastening systems for footwear that eliminate the need for traditional laces or velcro tabs.
2. Efficient Shoe Concepts - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore alternative shoe designs that prioritize ease of use and performance, such as the single-cord closure system.
3. Simplifying Sports Accessories - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Redesign other sports accessories to offer simpler and more efficient usage experiences.
Industry Implications
1. Footwear - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Revolutionize the shoe industry by designing and manufacturing shoes with innovative fastening systems.
2. Sports Equipment - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Rethink the design and functionality of various sports equipment to make them more efficient and user-friendly.
3. Athletic Apparel - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate new closure systems into athletic apparel, such as shorts or tops, to enhance ease of use and performance.
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