‘Up-Part’ Shoes are Meant to Be Sold as Highly Customizable Kits

University of Eindhoven student Lucille Nguyen developed two ‘Up-Part’ modular sneaker prototypes as a solution that approaches sneaker culture in a more customizable, sustainable manner.

The shoes wouldn’t be sold as shoes, but as kits designed to be crafted together. You start with the sole. On top, you add the upper itself, complete with tongue, secured through lacing or straps (depending on whether it’s a Converse-esque tennis shoe or something more akin to a Birkenstock sandal

References: fastcompany