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These sandals were made in collaboration with Theo Golstein, Industrial Design, RISD/Brown '21. These shoes were made with the framework of "design for dissassembly." This is the process of designing a product so that it can be easily, and cost-effectively taken apart at the end of the product's life. In this way, the product has easier maintenance, and the components of the shoe can be re-used and or recycled.  By using screws to affix the pieces together instead of glue, (as typical in the shoe industry), the user is able to take apart their shoes so each piece can be individually replaced, recycled, or composted. Golstein and Clarke worked as a team to conjure a more sustainable way to make sandals. They decided to utilize hardware, tire, and wood, rejecting more traditional materials such as leather, plastic, and foam. Golstein created the wooden platform, while Clarke explored strap options. The shoes are made out of cherry, walnut, metal screws and discarded bike tires. 

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MODEL: RALUCA VLAD
PHOTOS: IZABELA CLARKE