Imagine carrying your shelter with you at all times, like a snail or a turtle. How comforting would it be to simply retreat into your own little habitat when life gets rough? SIBLING, an Australian design collective, has created a pair of shoes that can make that happen.
The Walking Shelter shoes, designed for women’s retailer Gorman, are ordinary sneakers with one huge difference: they hold an entire tent. The nets on the back of the shoes hold a compact shelter that unfolds to encompass the entire body.
When removed from the nets, the tent expands and uses the human body as a frame. It can be used in a number of ways and in a number of situations. We would love to see these shoes (or something similar) donated to homeless people as a way to give at least a little shelter for the nights they spend on the street.