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Compression Knit Shoes

Polina Krichko x Santoni

Photography: Jenni Holma

For this project I went to Shanghai to collaborate with circular knitting machine producer - Santoni. During two months, we were working intensely to develop new knitted shoe uppers.

Experimenting with the tube, I tried to imagine which look or feel I want to achieve. Some-thing light and fluid, engaging with the body. With lots of prototypes and many fittings, we developed a thigh high tubular piece with compression features. It follows bodylines and fits perfectly, giving support in any possible leg position.

Polina Krichko
Footwear and Textile Designer Helsinki, Finland