The vast majority of existing training shoes end up in landfill sites as they cannot be recycled due to the adhesives used in their construction. ‘Think’ is a modular trainer concept that uses mechanical locks instead of adhesives or cements. This means that each part of the trainer can be removed, recovered and recycled. Retailers will run a take back scheme offering reductions on the consumer’s next purchase when they return an old part of the trainer. This encourages the consumer to recycle.
The trainer is self-assembly and will come with three variations of each part. Making the shoe self-assembly not only removes the stigma of child labor and sweatshops but also allows the user to constantly update and customize the look to their heart’s content.
Designer: Ben Chappell