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Envisioned usage

Concept Generation

Generation and reduction of initial concepts ultimately leading to the main themes and concepts explored through prototyping and material testing

Grow-it-Yourself Consideration

The possibility of grow it yourself shoes was tested as a means of reducing manufacturing waste. A range of grow-it-yourself concepts were discarded due to inconsistent results and material limitations.

Material Selection

The concept selected after material testing was a biodegradable bouldering shoe.

Beyond providing necessary technical specifications, each material selected for the bouldering shoe is biodegradable. Additionally, the fish leather upper is a bi-product of the existing fishing industry and both the cork midsole and natural rubber sole come from renewable plant based sources.

Designed to account for typical wear points of bouldering shoes, Cobble is ideal for beginner boulderers who need a bit of additional durability in their footwear. With an extended natural rubber rand, 5 mm natural rubber sole, and a fish leather upper providing improved strength; Cobble is a shoe designed to support beginner boulderer’s needs. It is comfortable, stylish, and easy to use. With a heel loop and easy lacing system supporting application and removal of the bouldering shoe, a soft chamois inner lining, and cork midsole providing some additional support - Cobble provides comfort and ease of use to beginners along with performance.

The best part about this shoe? Unlike traditional options, this shoe does not need to go to the landfill at its end of life; it is completely biodegradable.