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Third millennium shoe on show at MFW 2018

A new concept shoe was presented for the first time at the Fashion Hub – Spazio Cavallerizze, during the Milan Fashion Week.

6th March 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Milan

Clothing/​Footwear, Sports/​Outdoor

A new concept shoe created exclusively to complete the outfits of the new sustainable collection by Tiziano Guardini was presented for the first time at the Fashion Hub – Spazio Cavallerizze, during the Milan Fashion Week, which took place last month.

Made by Santoni, the leading producer of seamless machines, the shoe displays futuristic lines and a seamless upper made entirely of bio-based Evo yarn by Fulgar, a leading manufacturer of elastic, covered spandex yarns. According to the company, Evo by Fulgar, which is derived from castor oil, is ultra-light, super stretchy and extremely breathable, dries quickly and does not need ironing, has thermal properties and is naturally bacteriostatic, making it ideal for the sportswear applications.

Collection of the ecodesigner Tiziano Guardini with shoes by Santoni with Evo by Fulgar. © Fulgar/Santoni

“A perfect mix for footwear that offers maximum comfort and unique performance while respecting the natural world,” said Fulgar. “This concept is set to revolutionise the footwear industry, also with applications in combination with a rubber sole to create 100% bio footwear.”

This innovative model is produced on the X Machine technology developed by Santoni, enabling the production of a one-piece upper with seamless and no waste technology. “It allows the possibility of having distinct mapped areas according to the type of yarns and to the various structure combinations, so to produce a final product that is ready for the application of the sole only, to complete the manufacture of the shoe,” explained Patrick Silva, Santoni Marketing Manager.

According to Patrick Silva, the circular sock machine offers a 100% sustainability process with incredible production times - from 5 to 7 minutes per piece.  It guarantees quality, reliability and simple ease of use, the company reports, and can minimize costs and production times, meeting the demands of the international footwear market.

The X Machine technology was launched at last month’s Simac Tanning Tech, the international event for machinery and technologies for the footwear, leather goods and tanning industries, in Milan, alongside the Milan Fashion Week.

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