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Footwear Design Contest 2020 – “Fashion design in the sign of sustainability” 

50 students from the School of Footwear Design and Technology participated in this year’s Footwear Design Contest. The Contest aims to recognize talented students, allowing them to showcase their work. This year marks the 14th Edition of the Footwear Design Contest. Given a sole developed specifically for the project and produced in collaboration with BASF Italia S.p.A., every participant created a model of sustainable footwear.


Meet this year's winning shoes!

This year’s theme of the competition reads “FASHION DESIGN IN THE SIGN OF SUSTAINABILITY”. By using different styles and shapes there were different ways of interpretating the concept of sustainability in the field of footwear. 



The sole for the footwear was created by the designers Linda Lipari and Paolo Righetto. 

Linda Lipari is a footwear designer, whose work is classic and elegant as well as youthful, casual and sporty – totally in tune to current trends. 

Paolo Righetto works alongside well-known stylists and luxury brands, helping them elevate the value of their projects to objects of art.

Elastollan® Thermoplastic Polyurethane were used for the outsole and for the two different Polyurethane Systems for the midsole. The different types of polyurethane materials are well-known for their aesthetic and functionality.

However, not only the actual footprint of the footwear is in focus. BASF is constantly optimizing ways to reduce the environmental footprint to a minimum. All materials used in this contest were created on the base of 100% renewable resources. The Design Contests theme “re-create, re-think, re-use, re-newing, re-conquer your world” clearly matches the sustainability policy of the BASF. Through the concept of Reduce – Recycle – Rethink, we are always working hard to increase our contribution for a sustainable and eco-friendly future.


Which one is your favorite? Discover all the shoes here! 

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A clean win!

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