y-3 NEO ZORi (concept)

May 2024

Reintroducing a pair of Y-3 sandals from 2004 as a streetwear sneaker, using flexible 3D printing technology.

Duration: 4 weeks

Tools: Rhino 3D, Cura Ultimaker, sewing, Adobe Illustrator

technical drawigs

Done using Adobe Illustrator.
Material labels + color studies.


Upper + Tooling

After accidentaly discovering that a single layer of 3D printed TPU can act similarly to fabric, I decided to explore this idea deliberately, experimenting with different print patterns and their unique characteristics. I found that two layers of the material can be adhered using heat and pressure to create more rigidity.

final prototype