zipflop shoes by ron arad for fitflop
zipflop shoes by ron arad for fitflop
oct 04, 2012

zipflop shoes by ron arad for fitflop

‘zipflop’ by ron arad for fitflop images © fitflop

british-based biomechanical footwear brand fitflop presents a new shoe ‘zipflop’ designed by london-based designer ron arad. the covering is formed with two panels that fasten together to create a leather silhouette. the zipper gives the user the ability to personalize the item, allowing one to close or loosen the separate wings with different colors. found inside is the company’s ergonomic microwobbleboard midsole that provides a shock-absorbing heel strike, a soft center-foot platform and a firmer density toe off. its technology has been reported to enhance muscle loading and give relief from heel spurs, chronic back pain, osteoarthritis and restless leg syndrome.

zipflop shoes by ron arad for fitflop the side panels can be easily interchanged via the zippers with different colors

zipflop shoes by ron arad for fitflop (left) personalized outerwear (right) fitfop microwobbleboard midsole

  • …reported to enhance
    muscle loading and give relief from heel spurs, chronic back pain, osteoarthritis and restless leg syndrome….

    Reaching to justify something goofy.

    jim C. says:
  • why are they showing them if they are not available?

    moderndesign2120 says:
  • as with much of his work, VERY interesting – a complete re-thinking of a very basic item

    I’d like to try a pair on

    btw… who says they’re not available?

    dbkii says:
  • How is the sole attached to the side panels? I only see half a zipper.

    CDF says:
  • hi.
    I am journalist of magazine – design jungle
    May I use your homepage image?

    lee jin hee says:
    • hello lee jin,

      please send your request
      with the title of the image
      you would like to use
      to [email protected]

      thank you,

      designboom team

      lara db says:

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