BAREFOOT SHOES

INNOVATIVE FOOTWEAR THAT PROVIDES THE SENSATION OF WALKING BAREFOOT ON ANY TYPE OF GROUND

The project

A new type of sandal that works like a 3D puzzle. It consists of an ultra-flexible elastomer that only wraps around the big toe and the heel. By doing so, it secures a thick ergonomic sole under the user’s foot. In addition, the advanced elastomer used for the main assembly is neutral, hypoallergenic, soft and very flexible. It is also 100% recyclable, because it is not glued to other components.

IGUANEYE (France)

IGUANEYE founded by Olivier Taco in France. He graduated from the National school of design in France (ENSCI) and started his minimalistic journey with a customisable 3D printed sandal in 2012 with his first crowdfunding campaign. His main inspiration ever since has been provided by indigenous Amazonian peoples, who would dip their naked feet into liquid rubber from trees to protect them in the jungle.

ALOFT, LDA (Portugal)

ALOFT founded by Pedro Castro, is a sole manufacturer specialising in technical and high-performance footwear. Castro, who is also the CEO of ALOFT, has 25 years’ experience in the footwear injection industry.