Winner 2023 / Special Awards / SOCIAL IMPACT

Footwear for Barefoot



  • Lead Designer
    Bao Qiancheng
  • Prize
    Winner in SOCIAL IMPACT
  • Expertise

Footwear for Barefoot blends sustainable design with a humanitarian mission. It transforms discarded tires into high-end tribal-style shoes, with the rest used for basic functional footwear. By selling high-end shoes in developed countries, the profits generated and the rest part of the tire are channeled back into producing essential, functional footwear for disadvantaged Africans. The eco-friendly approach also honors local culture by using grass knitting by local workers for the uppers, fostering a meaningful & sustainable connection between consumers and the communities we support.