Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Knock on Wood Shoes: Footwear from the Future

 |  |  |  May 26, 2013


There are plenty of wooden galoshes and slippers around, which means that wood can be used to make useful shoes. The thing about woodens is that they always tend to look quite old-fashioned. On the other hand, these wooden shoes don’t look like any I’ve ever seen. You could probably wear these on the grid in TRON and not skip a beat.

knock on wood shoes photo

The Knock on Wood shoes were designed by Agustina Bottoni, and made out of 2mm sheets of tanganika wood. Each of the pieces used in this design are meticulously handcrafted. The overall structure is supposed to follow the natural distribution of weight in feet, and manages to support a person’s weight using a limited amount of material. There are more pieces where the heel and the metatarsus are supported.

knock on wood shoes on feet photo

Each module was cut with precision, so that the direction of the lines in the wood converge in a visually appealing pattern. I’m not sure how comfortable they are, but they definitely look interesting.

knock on wood shoes side photo

[via MOCOVOTE]



Floppy Drive Video Demo

Floppy Drive Video Demo

MagEasy Hybrid Workstation

MagEasy Hybrid Workstation

Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition

Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition

Bentley Bentayga to Get Optional Carbon Fiber Wheels

Bentley Bentayga to Get Optional Carbon Fiber Wheels

Faraday Future FF 91 Tipped for 2022 Launch

Faraday Future FF 91 Tipped for 2022 Launch

Hennessey VelociRaptor 400 Bronco Gives Ford’s SUV More Kick

Hennessey VelociRaptor 400 Bronco Gives Ford’s SUV More Kick

Advertisement