POPKALAB, Phonotonic & Stéphane Gontard

Dutch fashion tech research and development studio POPKALAB have partnered up with French music & technology start-up Phonotonic and French footwear manufacturer Stéphane Gontard, who has an acknowledged experience in shoe making. With Phonotonic’s pioneering ‘sound creation through movement’ technology as a starting point, the partnership has created a pair of multi-tech shoes that interact with the wearer to allow them to create sounds through their own movements.

Reltex & Joanne Stoker

French footwear outer sole manufacturer Reltex and British shoe designer Joanne Stoker have collaborated to create a fashion shoe range produced with natural rubber soles

Y.O.U. & Bolflex

Italian shoe designers Y.O.U. (Your Own Universe) have produced a range of shoes with innovative soles in conjunction with Portuguese sole manufacturer Bolflex. Y.O.U. are a youthful menswear shoe brand that combine the urban casual elements of sneakers with a sophisticated contemporary aesthetic and Bolflex are nominated for their constant innovation in technology with only four rubber-pressing machines.