How to Materially Innovate

A pair of shoes made from a plastic placemat

1. Make a pattern for a shoe

2. Cut shoe upper out of placemat - I found myself with an old roll of Chilewich placemats (it might have been a table runner)

3. Put together the inner sole, use an old espadrille, clog bottom(or maybe a old shoe you take apart)

4. Mould your shoe upper - I have a shoe last, but if you make a mule style you might not have to

5. Glue / staple / sew your upper to your sole

6. Et voila, you have a shoe!!

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