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08 october 2013 / fashion / words alice davis
Did you ever hear someone say that you can tell a lot about a person simply by looking at their shoes? We’re not sure how much truth is in that statement, but the bottom line is that great shoes make us smile. These independent shoemakers value craftsmanship, material quality, and design – a surefire way to happy feet.




The UT Lab



Tech-focused shoemaking company the Unbelievable Technology Lab has come up with a “paper” shoe that, thanks to Kickstarter, is being made in a limited run of 2,013 pairs. Made of a breathable, water-resistant material called Tyvek, the Light Wing trainers weigh just 150 grams. The Lab and shoes are the brainchild of Chinese product designer Token Hu – certainly one to watch.