Finally finalized everything for #vibramfactory
Morph is a footwear system that brings versatility to the outdoor equipment and technology market. The system is designed to allow the user to freely and easily swap out soles based on the environment or activity he/she is engaged in.
The core elements of the design are the base sleeve and its attachments. The base sleeve is made of neoprene so it is water proof, incredibly flexible, and keeps the user warm in freezing environments. The base sleeve has Velcro in two select areas, as well as two snaps on the toes. Each attachment has Velcro and two snaps in the exact areas that mirror where the Velcro and snaps are placed on the base sleeve. The use of snaps and Velcro forms a strong bond, but is also simple enough to be easily detached and swapped out.
Morph is not for professional rock climbers or professional cyclists; it’s for the person involved in many different kinds of outdoor sports who doesn’t want to invest in the various pieces of equipment needed for each and every activity.
The attachments include:
Swim: a swimming flipper attachment that aids the user’s movement through water
Sport: an agile sole lending itself towards running, jumping, and moving laterally on flat ground
Trek: an attachment similar to an ice crampon, allowing the user to easily climb snowy mountains
Hike: a thicker rubber sole made for hiking through rugged mountain environments
Ride: an attachment made for cycling with a built clip that snaps onto the bike pedal
Walk: a generic sole without much added active benefit, more comfortable for casual walking
Flex: a very thin, incredibly flexible sole that forms a minimal covering for the bottom of the foot. The next closest thing to barefoot.
Ankle brace: The final attachment is a 3D printed, lattice structure ankle brace that fits around the sides of the foot and beneath any attachment for stability and support if desired.
A watercolour sketch of the new AXYL chair, part of a new collection of cafe furniture by @layer_design for @allermuir – our first collaboration with a British furniture brand! The collection launches in September @somersethouse as part of @designfrontiers for @l_d_f_official.