In Brief

Designer Elisa van Joolen took leftover shoes and inverted them to create new footwear.

Dutch designer Elisa Van Joolen took leftover sample stocks from popular brands like Nike, Converse, Clarks, and others, and then turned the materials inside out to create new shoes for her Invert Footwear collection.

The designer cut out the bottom of the shoes, turned the shoes inside out, and stitched on bases from cheap sandals to turn them into new sneakers.

Inverting the shoes hides the branding on the external part of the footwear and reveals the colors and stitching of the interior. The exposed seams bring attention to the factory workers who originally made the shoes.

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