2022 / Life Science Design
/ Physical therapy and therapy products
Top Design Winner in Children Products/Children Products, Top Design Winner in Life Science Design/Physical therapy and therapy products
PEAR & MULBERRY, United States
Yumeng Li, Zongheng Sun
Soft Matters Group
The We｜aver+ parametric shoes can be fully 3D printed with above 85% recyclable light-weight water-proof TPU, specially for children.
Studies indicated that younger children require shoes that are flexible enough to allow for movement freedom, but still sturdy enough to offer the required support for stability and balance, therefore not prohibiting proper foot growth.
By using knitting in textiles as structure inspiration, the upper of the shoe will wrap tightly around the foot in the horizontal direction. While vertically the structure is flexible enough for feet to fit in the shoe.
Other prizes International Design Awards, IDA 2021, GOLD WINNER
iF Design Award 2022, Product
iF Design Award 2022, Professional Concept
Photo Credit: Pear & Mulberry