Ultra Minimal Rubber Shoe Inspired By Amazon Natives [Video]
Iguaneye is a simple and fashion-forward footwear idea that has been funded on Kickstarter.
Iguaneye claims to be the “world’s most minimal shoe.” The footwear is essentially a slipper made entirely of synthetic rubber. The idea is inspired by an Amazonian invention where the natives would dip their bare feet into the latex of a Hevea tree to form a protective coating for their soles.
The company originally wanted to use natural rubber for the shoes, but went against that after some careful researching. Oliver Taco, the designer of Iguaneye, explained that:
We first considered natural rubber for the main body. But when we realized that rubber comes from hardcore mono-culture in Indonesia, and that it must be protected from air by a huge quantity of ammonia, we decided to use synthetic rubber that is (in a paradoxical way) better for the environment.