Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Fully Modular Recycable Trainer
The vast majority of existing training shoes end up in landfill sites as they cannot be recycled due to the adhesives used in their construction. ‘Think’ is a modular trainer concept that uses mechanical locks instead of adhesives or cements. This means that each part of the trainer can be removed, recovered and recycled. Retailers will run a take back scheme offering reductions on the consumer’s next purchase when they return an old part of the trainer. This encourages the consumer to recycle.
The trainer is self-assembly and will come with three variations of each part. Making the shoe self-assembly not only removes the stigma of child labor and sweatshops but also allows the user to constantly update and customize the look to their heart’s content.
Designer: Ben Chappell