“foot cast” is a self-modeling product that allows you to mold leather shoes for your own feet.
In response to the current trend of personalized fit enabled by new technology in the fashion industry, Hender Scheme have used our expertise to develop a unique approach that references neither bespoke traditional shoe making techniques nor the advanced technology used in modern sneakers.
“foot cast” is inspired by the wet form technique that uses the plasticity of leather to mold three-dimensional objects. This process uses a finished shoe as a starting point - by wetting the shoes with water, wearing them for at least 2 minutes, and allowing them to dry, you are able to mold the leather to fit the precise shape of your feet.
“foot cast” proposes a new experience through our unique approach. Your feet create the perfect fit through the technique of handicraft rather than new technology.
manual industrial products
Adding a new design to the lineup each season, We have been trying to design
the process of the object being made on Hommage collection. By considering sneakers as a type of industrial product,
We wanted to re-design them so that they look different by making in a different producing process, the manual industry.
You will feel the unique taste of the manually crafted sneakers, which are generally thought to be industrial products.
This uniqueness is created by the workmen exerting their professionalism into each production process.
In terms of the material, tanned leather is used on the sneakers so that users can enjoy the deepness of the leather.
Since soles are changeable, these sneakers can be used for a long period.
'science vase' is created based on the idea of giving a different function to an existing product and change its mode, by combining handcrafted leather with industrial laboratory glassware.
By combining vegetable tannin leather with glass containers such as flasks and Petri dishes, the laboratory equipment is transformed into new tools such as vases and objects. The environment where they are used will change from a laboratory to a living space such as a living room.
The vegetable tanned leather will develop a patina over time and use, creating a new timeline for the products.
'assemble' is a collection of leather items that are 'assembled' and formed by riveting leather patterns, without sewing processes, like making a plastic model kit. The simple, unlined structure gives the products a more minimal look and highlights the natural color of the interior cowhide against the gloss leather exterior.