Alien Native/Low sandal

Ellis Droog

Part of the collection Alien Native, 2014.

For this collection I collected materials that hold the same characteristics, like strength and flexibility, as are needed for the functional parts of the shoe. I experimented with ways to shape these materials and connect them to each other. As a result I created parts like a bend wood veneer shank/heal reinforcement combination and a metal 3D printed shank that fits perfectly into a 3D milled wooden heal. I designed the functional parts and in the end matched them together to form a total shoe. Resulting in a transparent collection that is made with local products and techniques.

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