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OS > Shoe soles by Eugenia Morpurgo & Juan Montero

on 2013-05-02 16:49
Posted in: OS Spin-offs .


OS shoe soles is an OS compatible version of the 'Don't run' concept shoes by Eugenia Morpurgo & Juan Montero, in collaboration with Sophia Guggenberger.

This new OS piece comes as a double-layered, dismountable shoe sole, in which some of the connection points and parts are designed from the OS grid. 

As the whole shoe is designed for disassembly it can be easily taken apart into silicon assembly buttons, a number of perforated rubber sheets (the soles), a rope and a piece of leather. 
As most perforations are OS compatible (see red dots on the shoe sole), all of these individual components can be recombined with existing OS parts (probably after some cutting) in order to be reused in new OS objects.

For more info on the 'Don't run' concept shoe, please visit 
http://www.eumo.it > then click further to Footmade




Designed for disassembly.




'Sewn tegether' into a pair of shoes with OpenStructures assembly point pattern.



Profile, front, back!




The shoe production itself is reduced to only a few very simple assembly steps.The use of rapid manufacturing machines, like lasercutters, within a simplified assembly process will transfer shoe production lines from factory floors to the streets. The customer, viewer or citizen will become an active participant, engaging in production and, in doing so,  playing an important role in the making of his or her own pair of shoes.








Earlier try-outs.




Alignment of the shoe sole assembly point pattern to the OS grid.