Tyvek Innovative Uses Blog, by Material Concepts

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tyvek Shoes from Unstitched Utilities

Tyvek athletic shoes
Unstitched Utilities is a shoe designer that creates Tyvek shoes. Unstitched Utilities are "all about creative inspiration with an out-of-the-box design concept. It is a street wear and life style brand featuring an array of designs that will complement any style. Not only are the shoes creative and stylish, they are a great price. Visit their website at http://www.unstitchedutilities.com/ to see more of their work or purchase Tyvek athletic shoes. Unstitched Utilities provides this guest post for the Tyvek Innovative Uses blog:

How are you using Tyvek? We are using Tyvek as the entire upper (above the outsole) of Lifestyle Athletic Shoes. This gives a fresh exciting new look and eco-friendly product. We call this part of our line "The Unpressed Collection" due to the wrinkled effect we added to the Tyvek.

What you did do with Tyvek? We used eco-friendly dyes and added a wrinkled effect. We added a backer to the parts of the shoe where we needed additional support with eco-friendly adhesives. We dye cut pieces as ordinary shoes. We designed all the styles to take into account the nature of the materials.

Why did you chose Tyvek? We chose Tyvek for numerous reasons; first trying to add to the sustainability of the planet; second was that it is unique to the product category; and third all Tyvek's properties (water proof barrier that is breathable (important for comfort and durability); its tensile strength (durability again)and its weight (comfort). It also gives a great cool look.

Thanks to the folks at Unstitched Utilites for this guest blog post about their cool Tyvek shoes. Images used here with permission, copyright Unstitched Utilites.

Material Concepts offers many styles of Tyvek that can be used in innovative designs for fashion, art and new products. Contact Material Concepts for Tyvek product information or buy Tyvek online.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work!! I totally agree about how fashion and unique these shoes are.... but when you say: We chose Tyvek "to add to the sustainability of the planet"??
Is Tyvek ecological?? Made by organical fabric or in a eco friendly way? I will love to know that

October 19, 2010 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Douglas Kohn, www.MaterialConcepts.com said...

DuPont™ Tyvek® is a material that is readily recyclable.

Together with Waste Management, DuPont has put together a comprehensive recycling program
making it easier for customers to recycle their used banners, envelopes and other products made with Tyvek.

Tyvek® is made from 100 percent recyclable polyethylene.

Once recycled, Tyvek® items will be repurposed for other products such as decking, playground equipment and corrugated pipes. The program answers a growing need for the return of printed wide-format materials including signs, banners and posters, as well as envelopes, wristbands and racing bibs into existing recycle streams.

October 20, 2010 at 8:41 AM  
Anonymous pilgrim said...

Awesome shoes and eco concept.. Is it soft or hard Tyvek??

October 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM  

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