Vibram footwear wins the ADI Compasso d’Oro International Award

Vibram, world-leading producer of high-performance rubber soles, has gained more recognition for Furoshiki The Wrapping Sole.

The shoe has won the ADI Compasso d’Oro International Award, with two prizes in Milan and Hangzhou (China), and the Grand Award in the Design for Asia Awards 2017.
The concept of Furoshiki The Wrapping Sole is once again acknowledged as unique in the field of footwear. This is, in fact, the first shoe to take inspiration – and name – from the Japanese art of furoshiki, and effectively wrap the foot, providing a personalised fit and exceptional comfort for any foot morphology.

Thanks to state-of-the-art production techniques, Vibram has well and truly revolutionised footwear design to create a shoe whose ergonomic uppers, made in Eurojersey Sensitive fabrics, are a direct extension of the sole, which is made in Vibram XS City compound to ensure durability and grip on urban surfaces, even when wet.

Vibram received a further prize in the spectacular setting of the Hong Hong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC): at an event organised by Hong Kong DFA “Design for Asia Awards”, Furoshiki was honoured with the “Grand Award”, which acknowledges the best product in terms of design, influence in Asia and commercial success.

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