I am SO excited for this collaboration with @ZebraKnits for our ‘Get Inspired’ series! 'Get Inspired' is a series of shoe design collaborations with the intention to inspire our community to unlock different creative practices and apply them to shoes.

Lily (@ZebraKnits) is a Knit Artist creating wonky, weird knits for your heart. I am totally obsessed with her knot cushions but for the life of me I still can’t decide which one to get! {Opinions Welcome}

I was so excited when Lily agreed to do this collab with us because I just love the idea of walking on clouds and in this case squishy knitted slippers (or sandals, I’d totally wear them out). Lily worked her magic by knitting some of her classic knot tubes as mini's in her ‘Mr. Wiggle’ print for the straps (uppers) and we used some extra flat knit pieces for the insoles, then transformed them into a pair of shoes! Woooop!

Throughout the past decade of teaching shoemaking we’ve experimented a lot with using different materials but when it comes to incorporating different crafts this is a relatively new thing for us. I am so blown away with how this pair turned out and am so so so excited to share the other maker collabs we’ve got coming up too.

I hope this project inspires you to think outside the box when creating your shoe designs, think about other hobbies or interests that you have and imagine ways you can incorporate them into your designs!

So you can check out Lily’s work I’ve linked her instagram and website below:

Zebra Knits INSTAGRAM -

Zebra Knits WEBSITE -

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