People are always encouraged to recycle, but what should one do with all of that salvaged material?
Charles Duffy, William Gubbins, and Billy Turvey collect pieces of plastic that would otherwise deface the landscape, disinfect it, heat it up, and use the resulting sheets of material to make shoes that look like they were designed by someone on LSD.
The trio hopes to make a statement about the vast amount of litter collecting on U.K. beaches, and these eye-catching shoes should definitely attract some attention to the issue. They chose shoes in particular because they feel footwear is the most casually discarded item of clothing in our decadent consumer society.
“In the eyes of the consumer, a superficial blemish or a shift in the latest trend is all that’s needed to warrant a new purchase,” they say, and the materials can take centuries to break down.