Cooperative with STOPA shoemakers

Cooperative with STOPA shoemakers

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Project of a shoe introducing new technology into old craftsman-shoemaker STOPA cooperative. STOPA is based in Warsaw's district Praga and runs since 1951 and uses the same old shoemaking technique ever since. It's commonly said that new technologies as 3D printing, CNC cutting etc. are lethal for the traditional craftsmanship. I wanted to prove that old and new technologies are not excluding, but rather complementing each other. The shoe is designed to fit the needs of modern urban man, and fit in most of the situation, both at work and on parties. There is a insert under the heel that absorbs shock and serves for a smother and comfortable walk on the city's concretes and pavements. It was made with 3D printing technology and designed for a shoemaker to glue in.
This is a summer shoe, with holes in the upper that allows for ventilation during hot summer days.
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