A trainer designed in response to seeing the waste rubber (tartan track) from the refurbishment of Southwark Park running track, London.
The handmade trainers are designed specifically for my feet with a simple design based on functionality and comfort. The last is carved from found wood, the upper is made from a single piece of wool stretched around the last with just a few stitches to attach the trainer's tongue. The 'tartan' sole is cut into so that it becomes more flexible and therefore more durable and comfortable.
The project represents a concept to develop a more sustainable production of trainers based around employing recycled materials and simple construction.
These trainers are currently a one-off's which I am enjoying wearing however I am hoping to make more in the future and explore the possibility of taking them into some form of wider production run. For more info please get in touch.