The ‘Walking Shelter’ is something you probably wouldn’t automatically link to a pair of sneakers nor a tent, but it’s exactly that – a tent neatly tucked into, or better onto, sneakers. ‘Stored compactly in integrated net pockets within the shoe, the shelter expands out and around the body to form an enclosure that relies on the human frame as a supporting structure.’
The ‘Walking Shelter’ designed by the Australian design collective Sibling, may not be something an ordinary person would just wear on an average day, but nonetheless with it’s quirky usefulness it may be a an idea with a great potential. And although you might be better off with a good old fashioned tent, than sitting bolt upright in your Walking Shelter by your own, this project was worth a good cause. It was developed as an one-off conceptual prototype as part of an auction with all proceeds going to children’s art charity Little Seeds Big Trees, making art therapy possible for children.
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