All Grown Up
Material: Repurposed kids shoes / Year: 2023
Taking a different approach to footwear design, these vibrant pumps are an experiment in repurposing kids shoes. Hence celebrating the sustainability movement. Children outgrow their footwear crazy fast, often within a few months. But unlike clothes, shoes are rarely passed down. Seeing these colorful but discarded items pile up in my own home, activated me to collect and transform kiddie shoes. Slowing down the life cycle of the content of our wardrobe.
This footwear is created from a combination of deconstructed (size 32) shoes and sandals. After disassembly, the original pattern pieces are restored, altered and reconfigured to become a very fun, one-of-a-kind piece. Turning it into a colorful reminder of a much loved object.