Menswear Style Podcast

Manel Garcia Prats, Co-Founder of OHNE PROJECT / Barefoot Sneakers

May 03, 2024 Menswear Style Episode 218
Manel Garcia Prats, Co-Founder of OHNE PROJECT / Barefoot Sneakers
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Menswear Style Podcast
Manel Garcia Prats, Co-Founder of OHNE PROJECT / Barefoot Sneakers
May 03, 2024 Episode 218
Menswear Style

The Project 080 sneaker is designed to look like a regular sneaker but with all the benefits of a barefoot shoe. Thick looking sole and dynamic design. Having a foot shaped shoe might be the most important quality of a barefoot sneaker because it keeps your toes in a natural position. OHNE PROJECT has a new designed sole that looks like a usual sole but gives all the benefits of a barefoot shoe. With less than 5 mm thickness it is ultra flexible and allows for a natural foot movement and sensory feedback to your brain. The idea to create  barefoot shoes came about when the co-founders simply couldn't find any beautiful sneakers that matched their style. Manel studied footwear design and Hanna studied textile engineering.

Each foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. All of which work together to provide support, balance and mobility. Regular footwear can limit all of our feet potential and be the reason for common feet, back and joint problems. They can deform our feet resulting in conditions such as bunions, hammer toes, and fasciitis plantar. Barefoot shoes are also "zero drop" which means that the height from heel to toe is the same, this helps our body to stay in balance and have a correct posture.

Show Notes

The Project 080 sneaker is designed to look like a regular sneaker but with all the benefits of a barefoot shoe. Thick looking sole and dynamic design. Having a foot shaped shoe might be the most important quality of a barefoot sneaker because it keeps your toes in a natural position. OHNE PROJECT has a new designed sole that looks like a usual sole but gives all the benefits of a barefoot shoe. With less than 5 mm thickness it is ultra flexible and allows for a natural foot movement and sensory feedback to your brain. The idea to create  barefoot shoes came about when the co-founders simply couldn't find any beautiful sneakers that matched their style. Manel studied footwear design and Hanna studied textile engineering.

Each foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. All of which work together to provide support, balance and mobility. Regular footwear can limit all of our feet potential and be the reason for common feet, back and joint problems. They can deform our feet resulting in conditions such as bunions, hammer toes, and fasciitis plantar. Barefoot shoes are also "zero drop" which means that the height from heel to toe is the same, this helps our body to stay in balance and have a correct posture.

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