London Designer Creates Living Shoes

Shamees Aden, Protocell, Shoes,

Shamees Aden, Protocell, Shoes,


London designer and researcher Shamees Aden debuted in Wearable Future Conference a 3D printed shoes from synthetic biological material that repairs itself overnight.

The living shoes are programmed to behave differently depending on light, heat and pressure creating shoes that gradually moulded to the wearer’s feet. While running or hiking, the shoes will shape itself accordingly providing extra cushion when needed.

“The cells have the capability to inflate and deflate and to respond to pressure,” Aden tells Dezeen. “As you’re running on different grounds and textures it’s able to inflate or deflate depending on the pressure you put onto it and could help support you as a runner.”

After the run, the shoes would be placed in a jar filled with living liquid protocell. The liquid works almost as a recharger or a reviver, keeping the living organisms in the shoes healthy and helping them rejuvenate. The liquid can also be dyed any color, so the shoes would take on the hue of its liquid protocell charger.

The only problem lies only on the feeling of putting your feet on wet shoes every morning.

Read more at the Verge.