VAMP FOOTWEAR- July 6, 2016
By Matt Vitone
Worn soles are more than just a minor annoyance for sneaker owners—it’s a major environmental issue. Difficult to recycle, they inevitably end up sitting in landfills.
How then, does one make sneakers more eco-friendly? Enter a new, innovative sneaker that uses modular design to help reduce the footwear industry’s negative environmental impact.
Quang Pham, a rising senior at Virginia Tech, was declared the winner of the Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge in the category for “Best Student Project.” The contest, run by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute of San Francisco, awards innovative product solutions that can help drive a circular economy.