Disposable canvas layers rejuvenate
Model 1 shoes by Lou Moria

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If these canvas shoes by Israeli designer Lou Moria get dirty or torn, the wearer can cut off layers to reveal clean sections underneath (+ slideshow).

Last 21986 canvas shoes by Lou Moria

Lou Moria created the Model 1 shoes from multiple layers of beige canvas so that they could be kept fresh for longer, rather than thrown away due to wear and tear.



The material is stitched together to form separate panels that cover the heels, sides, tops and toes.

Last 21986 canvas shoes by Lou Moria

"The number of layers in each section was determined by regions with a high tendency to wear away," said Moria. "This way the shoe lasts longer and allows the user to take part in the repair process."

Last 21986 canvas shoes by Lou Moria

Perforated lines around the edge of each panel mark cut lines, so users can take their scissors to the portions that are scuffed.

Last 21986 canvas shoes by Lou Moria

"Nowadays, our interactions with the products we own have been reduced to actions such as opening the packaging, hanging on a hanger and pressing a button," Moria said. "We do not take part in their production or even know how they were manufactured and by whom."

Last 21986 canvas shoes by Lou Moria

Cutting away the layers exaggerates the lines of stitching, adding extra details that can differ between users as well as left and right feet.

Last 21986 canvas shoes by Lou Moria

Red laces and cross-stitch details match the colour of the soles, which are made from coils of rope.

Last 21986 canvas shoes by Lou Moria

The shoes are the first in Moria's Last 21986 series, for which she has created a range of footwear that users can modify and personalise in some way.

Last 21986 canvas shoes by Lou Moria

"In this project, I tried to examine our relationships with the objects around us through footwear," she explained. "Each of the shoes I designed allows the user to interact with them in certain way - one can dismantle them, to interface them, fix them, influence them, refresh them, and design them according to one's taste and desire."

Last 21986 canvas shoes by Lou Moria

  • SirBlazeMore

    Can I just peel off the layers until I’m no longer wearing this ugly shoe?

    • cscull

      Agree.

  • Ivy S

    How about wet dirt? And it’s ugly.

  • zuum

    I love this idea. Can I have a pair in leather please?

  • greenish

    Oh my goodness. So wasteful. Just WASH THEM.

  • blabla

    Why not wash it?