The Creo Shoe Concept focuses on user integration by allowing the wearer to become a part of the production process. The footbeds, shoelaces, outer soles, and sewing pattern are sent to the user in a leather envelope that doubles as the inner part of the shoe. I am all for anything DIY or that supports local commerce and I love that the wearer can stitch the inner shoe themselves or hand it over to a local shoemaker for tailoring. The Creo’s real value is knowing exactly where it came from.
The Creo Shoe Concept is a 2011 IF concept design entry.
Designer: Jennifer Rieker