24 Dec '11, 1pm

Repair It Yourself Shoes: Simplified & Reversible Design Makes It Easy to Fix

Repair It Yourself Shoes: Simplified & Reversible Design Makes It Easy to Fix

Design which allows for do-it-yourself repairs immeasurably helps facilitate a lower-impact lifestyle. Shoes are a good example of this -- you can wear 'em till you have to resole them, but repairing them yourself does take a little practice and elbow grease . Not so with these clever, easy-to-repair shoes by Eindhoven-based design grad Eugenia Morpurgo: the soles and uppers are designed to be taken apart and replaced easily, instead of having to deal with glue and knives. Eugenia Morpurgo/via Seen over at Dezeen , Morpurgo's shoes are simple, being made from canvas, while the soles are actually reversible, allowing the wearer to get twice as much use out of them. Eugenia Morpurgo /via Morpurgo explains the idea behind the Repair It Yourself shoe, which also comes with a repair kit that can be used to repair other things in the house: Shoes are one of those products that, ...

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