Sardines Rain Boots Fold Up for Travel and Storage

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Designed by Estel Alcaraz, Sardines is a pair of traditional Wellington rain boots that roll up for easy packing and storage. The shoes are made of thermoplastic polyurethane, a material which is soft and recyclable. The special plastic allows the design to squeeze into a small space, like sardines in a can. Compressing to one fifth of its standing size, the footwear is secured with a branded elastic band. The bound Sardines weigh under two pounds, enabling the wearer to travel with the shoes and carry them in a bag on days when there is a chance of rain. See the boots in action on Vimeo.

Holly

Holly

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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