Shoes. So essential and yet often so taken for granted. These origami shoes are a genius answer to providing affordable footwear to those in poverty in developing countries. There is no costly manufacturing process required, the shoes can be shipped flat to save on shipping costs, and the styles are practical AND fashionable. Since there is already no glue involved, if the main materials were adapted, these shoes could easily be made of entirely organic and natural sources, making them a very sustainable option as well. It’s a very different approach than Tom’s Shoes to combat the same challenge, proving there is more than one way to address a socio-economic and health problem. I want a pair!