ATHRÚ

Barry McGrath
Design for Sustainability

College
University of Limerick

Contact
barryog97@gmail.com


Barry McGrath

ATHRÚ

Athrú (Irish); to change or alter. The world needs a solution to the problem of climate change. A large contributor to this problem is us; the consumer. We need to change our lifestyles and approaches to buying in order to achieve a more sustainable world. The first step is what we wear on our feet. Disposing of your shoes is a difficult task; however, it is made quite a lot easier when we can simply throw them into our nearest waste bin. This shoe allows you to dispose of your shoes in a simple and more environmentally friendly manner. By expelling the use of excessive adhesives, the shoe can be taken apart easily and the components can be easily disposed of in a more sustainable fashion. This also gives the option for parts to be replaced once they are worn out, extending the life of the shoe.