Skinners are compact footwear you can easily fold and put in the pocket. Whether you are roller skating, cycling, at the gym or travelling... simply anywhere! Skinners are a little bit addictive, so we would be glad to share this experience with you!
The idea was born last year in Norway, where I worked, and like most people during packing I struggled with optimal amount of things what to take with me. Armed with ultralight jackets, lightweight towels and dehydrated food I watched how reserve boots occupy other half of the luggage. The "aha moment" to create a compact storable shoes came when my friend was recovering from foot injury. Simply he couldn´t fit his foot in classic shoes, or when he finally did it, it wasn´t very comfortable and the moisture inside was preventing healing. Prompted by the desire to help a friend and to enjoy his foot free and natural movement while providing adequate protection against erratic Norwegian weather, I picked up a needle and piece of fabric and started to work...
During development we´ve been subsequently assisted by a few skilful Czech companies. The last person we need now is YOU. Your contribution will enable us to buy patterns and forms that are required to launch serial production.
Inline, Travelling, Soccer, Running, Athletics, Fitness .. possibilities are countless ... simply anywhere :)
Another reason to start using Skinners appears at a time when you walk in it. Each foot contains up to 200 000 nerve endings and is thus one of the most sensitive areas of the body. We loose the feeling to perceive what we have under the feet and the natural biomechanics and motion control when we close our feet in shoes.
Sturdy shoes are mainly used to prevent injuries and to guarantee safety, but it is not good to dwell on it constantly, because the foot loses its elasticity and is forming according the shape of shoe what typically results in problems with arches, thumbs or fingers. It is the same as when you take off the plaster after an accident. After the removal the muscles and tendons of the limb are weakeaned (atrophied). That´s why you should use solid footwear only during activities it was designed for .. for the rest you have Skinners :).
Just as Leonardo da Vinci we also believe that "The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." Skinners will therefore try to protect this masterpiece efficiently while supporting the amazing features it offers.
Thanks for your support!
Petr Procházka a Michaela Matějková