The Waterfly Running Shoes’ concept came from Chinese Kung Fu’s Water Flight, which inspired the brisk image of the modern sneakers. The overall curvilinear appearance of the shoe surface and sole are based on the rhythmic effect of water ripples. A new wearing experience is created by applying nanotechnology to the design. Nanotube tech materials are used as knitting wires to construct the shoe and to match the form of the feet when worn, thus eliminating the need for shoelaces. The design is light-weight and provides breathability. The material also increases economic efficiency by allowing the shoe to be flattened for compact packing to reduce the cost of packaging and transportation. 

Co-designers: Ku, Chieh / Zhu, Li-Xuan