Web Pick #8 – Converse [Re]Shoes

CNCPT Kicks Article

A very clever and interesting idea I came across on the Concept Kicks blog, and courtesy of designer Natalie O’Connor. Got an old pair of Converse’s, covered in scuffs, dirt, tears? Want to get rid of them? Well, rather than chucking them in the bin, having a £40 RRP product rot away under the ground, you could do your bit for the environment, and get something out of it too!

1) Post the shoes.
2) Recieve a free pair of organic socks.
3) Have your old Converse’s “recycled” into a new pair.

Your shoes will be kept in the loop, forming a new Converse product, rather than being recycled into car tyres… or whatever. A great idea if you ask me, check the full article in the link at the top of the post.


About Tom McCluskey

My name is Tom, and this is my blog! I'm 19 years of age, and just beginning my 2nd year of a BSc/BA Product Design degree at Bournemouth University, UK. Otherwise, I live at home in Romford, London (not Essex!) during the summer period. Design is something I'm taking ever more seriously in life. Starting my degree, hoping to explore a field I had dabbled in with GCSE Graphics at school, design has gradually become something of an obsession. Shoe/Trainer/Sneaker design is something that particularly interests and inspires me, I'm quite the "sneakerhead", and I plan on using this blog to showcase my journey through university, and beyond. When it comes to extracurricular activities, I'm a big fan of sports, football and badminton in particular. West Ham United are my team, and you'd struggle to find a more passionate fan. Just ask my girlfriend, I was absolutely delirious when we won the play off's final against Blackpool earlier this year, COYI! Anyway, I hope you enjoy what I've got to showcase here in my blog, thanks for dropping by. Tom.
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