From the introduction of lighter materials to revolutionary construction techniques, all it takes is one breakthrough to transform the landscape of the sneaker industry. For Zellerfeld, itâ€™s all-in on 3D-printed footwear. Previously, brands such as adidas have utilized the novel technology, creating special midsoles. However, with Zellerfeld, entire shoes are being created with recyclable monomaterial. Part of the brandâ€™s ascent in the space can be credited to its expansive lineup of collaborators, which now sees its biggest co-sign yet with Moncler connecting with the brand.
Together, the duo has recreated the Trailgrip sneaker, constructed using a single, recyclable material throughout. Operating as a concept collaboration, this unprecedented partnership follows contributions to the silhouette from Salehe Bembury and fragment design. Its monochromatic finish sees the sustainability-oriented sneaker appear in a stone gray, featuring Monclerâ€™s iconic logo at the heel.
The Moncler x Zellerfeld Trailgrip 3D sneaker is part of Monclerâ€™s Fall/Winter 2023 footwear showroom in Paris, titled Studio Ascenti. A limited release involves exclusive access for members of Monclerâ€™s global footwear community that will be in attendance. However, it is mentioned that despite not being publicly available this time around, a 3D-printed design with Moncler may release in the future.
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