A revolutionary project for the customisation of the shoe that combines a Do it Yourself philosophy with innovation and design. We’re speaking of none other than Vibram Component, which as its starting point uses the iconic Vibram Carrarmato sole that is proposed in three colours and two eco- compounds: Vibram Ecostep EVO, which is made up by 30% recycled rubber and N-OIL which is made with 90% natural ingredients. The four kits available include a sole, two uppers, and three variants of laces each: thanks to a video tutorial and the instructions on the box, you are guided in the assembly of the shoe – which is completely no-glue – from the start to finish.
A bona fide creative and fun-filled challenge, which has seen Vibram invite some international influencers to try their hand at the creation of their very own shoes, as the protagonists of a video campaign launched by Vibram Component: London-based designer James Shaw, who reuses and recycles materials to create unique design pieces, the Milan-based illustrator and collagist Gio Pastori, the American shoe maker and artist Ruth Neubauer who creates limited series of shoes from discarded materials and the Milan and London-based collective of designers and outdoor addicts Rayon Vert, founded by Yuri Kaban and Pietro Fareri, who develop an interesting clothing line.
Through their creativity, the Vibram Component concept has found an extraordinary vehicle for communicating its alternative approach to the sole, while conveying the values that have characterised the brand with its yellow octagonal logo for over eighty years. The original interpretations of these influencers can be seen on the Vibram Facebook account, offering creative inspiration for the creation of your very own customised shoe.