light wing trainers: tyvek paper shoes that weigh 150 grams
 
light wing trainers: tyvek paper shoes that weigh 150 grams
jun 20, 2013

light wing trainers: tyvek paper shoes that weigh 150 grams

light wing trainers: tyvek paper shoes that weigh 150 grams
all images courtesy UTLab

 

 

 

after 500+ prototypes, thousands of rubber endurance tests, and a patent applicant dye formula, las vegas-based UTLab has created a collection of ‘light wing’ trainers and slip-ons: paper shoes that weigh just under 150 grams. utilizing dupont tyvek for its main upper construction, the footwear concept takes advantage of the flashspun high-density polyethylene fiber and its structural material properties, which is essentially virtually indestructible and completely water resistant. paired with a ULR outer sole, and poliyou foam in sole, the shoe provides optimal comfort for daily use, while still handling the abuse of every day wear and tear.

 

the ‘light wing’ tyvek shoes are currently seeking funding at kickstarter.

 

 

LIGHT WING trainers: impossibly light tyvek paper shoes

 

 

light wing trainers: tyvek paper shoes that weigh 150 grams

the tyvek paper shoes weigh just under 150 grams ( size 11 )

 

 

light wing trainers: tyvek paper shoes that weigh 150 grams

paired with a ULR outer sole, and poliyou foam in sole, the shoe provides optimal comfort for daily use

 

 

light wing trainers: tyvek paper shoes that weigh 150 grams

construction detail

 

 

light wing trainers: tyvek paper shoes that weigh 150 grams
(left) ULR outer sole construction, (right) poliyou inner sole construction

 

 

light wing trainers: tyvek paper shoes that weigh 150 grams

sketches and prototypes

  • I have the yellow one, I have to say its cool shoes. I think you can get it online.

    Elephantree W
  • try holding tyvek in your hand for a minute. they will begin to sweat.

    now imagine your feet wrapped in that thing.

    500+ prototypes my ass.

    kiper
  • Nice! What about an opensource archive to customize and share models, perhaps just buying the sole?
    by the way, only concern about tyvek: is it transpirating? talking about myself…I’d be crying after 5 minutes with muschio in my feet…

    mm
  • I really just read that as ‘right wing trainers’, and wondered what about a pair of yellow plimsoles was so partisan…

    Allix
  • when can I get a pair?

    dbkii

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