New from the UT.Lab, THE NINJA shoe follows in the path of the paper-thin Light Wings. With an upper made entirely of microfiber, THE NINJA is even more lightweight than its Tyvek predecessor and more minimalist in both design and production. The soft, stretchy fabric increases the shoes’ comfort, durability, and style, while slimming down the design to a weight of less than 260 grams.

The travel-ready footwear is water-resistant and compresses almost flat inside a bag. Available in four staple colors, the shoes are priced at $55 on Kickstarter, where, as of this writing, the UT.Lab has raised almost ten times the amount of their initial funding goal. Each pair of shoes will ship in a reusable Tyvek bag.

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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