From the introduction of lighter materials to revolutionary construction techniques, all it takes is one breakthrough to transform the landscape of the sneaker industry. For Zellerfeld, it’s all-in on 3D-printed footwear. Previously, brands such as adidas have utilized the novel technology, creating special midsoles. However, with Zellerfeld, entire shoes are being created with recyclable monomaterial. Part of the brand’s ascent in the space can be credited to its expansive lineup of collaborators, which now sees its biggest co-sign yet with
Together, the duo has recreated the Trailgrip sneaker, constructed using a single, recyclable material throughout. Operating as a concept collaboration, this unprecedented partnership follows contributions to the silhouette from Salehe Bembury and fragment design. Its monochromatic finish sees the sustainability-oriented sneaker appear in a stone gray, featuring Moncler’s iconic logo at the heel.
The Moncler x Zellerfeld Trailgrip 3D sneaker is part of Moncler’s Fall/Winter 2023 footwear showroom in Paris, titled Studio Ascenti. A limited release involves exclusive access for members of Moncler’s global footwear community that will be in attendance. However, it is mentioned that despite not being publicly available this time around, a 3D-printed design with Moncler may release in the future.
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