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Groundbreaking Footwear @ VICIS 2018

Leather stands for durable quality in the shoe-making—from elegant wingtips to robust boots. The natural material makes them breathable, climatized and smooth companions. Synthetic can seldom compete with these properties—neither the favorable price nor the animal protecting argument can offset the loss of comfort and pleasant foot climate.

nat-2™ has specialized in searching for and experimenting with alternatives beyond plastics. The result is a whole range of interesting, new materials for the fashion industry on foot. On its search for an adequate substitute for the raw material and encouraged by first successes with rubber boots of caoutchouc and corn the company continued development leading to vegan sneakers made with wood, one-offs made with real stone and glass and lately a sneaker line using fungus.

What makes these new and experimental material that interesting is not only the ressource-friendly aspect and their field of application, but also the ground they build for further implementation and developments.

Part of the exhibition VICIS // ALWAYS CHANGE A RUNNING SYSTEM | March 3—11, 2018 | Architekturgalerie München im BUNKER | mcbw.