Token Hu started experimenting with TYVEK paper by DUPONT when he was working at frog design. He found it to be incredibly light, pliable, and waterproof. What came of that experimentation was awesomely light, waterproof shoes made out of cutting edge materials, using advanced design processes and ultra lean production methods.
Now, Unbelievable Testing Laboratory—a technology driven footwear company is going to Kickstarter to get funding for their Light Wing Trainers—impossible light Tyvek Paper Shoes.
You may know Tyvek as the synthetic waterproofing material used in building construction. It is made of flashspun high-density polyethylene fibers by Dupont who began manufacturing it back in the 1950’s.
While we are not fans of synthetic materials, we are fans of innovation and practical applications. Check out these impossibly light Tyvek paper shoes on Kickstarter.