Winner 2021 / Sustainability / NATURAL MATERIAL/VEGAN FOOTWEAR

Chasm

  • University
    Pratt Institute
  • Lead Designer
    Haocheng Lou
  • Prize
    Winner in NATURAL MATERIAL/VEGAN FOOTWEAR, Winner in FOOTWEAR INNOVATION
  • Expertise
    Student

Chasm is a pair of sandals with a new concept. The replaceable outsole extends the life of sandals, reduces the number of products produced, and reduces pollution during industrial production.
The cork material, a renewable and recyclable environmental protection material, not only has high plasticity, but also can be made with low energy consumption during processing, and is environmentally friendly and practical.
Chasm means a crack in the ground. And the shape of the surface of this sandals comes from chasm. I want to use this word to remind people to protect the environment.

Photo Credit: Haocheng Lou