The design of the Drifter was altered to produce Prototype 22 design. Prototype 22 design was designed around a size 9 (to suit Amanda), the tread pattern was reversed to protrude as the final design will be and the straps were altered so that they were only fixed 1 side and loose the other side – to allow easier assembly. From prototype 22 design a mould design for the sole layer was created and then was 3D printed.
During the process of re-design and mould creation we had discussions with Braskem, an EVA manufacturer, during which it was decided that the construction of the Drifter would be altered. Originally the Drifter was to have a natural rubber sole layer, an EVA second layer, a natural rubber third layer and a natural cork top layer. After the discussions with Braskem the base layer is to be constructed using a natural rubber/EVA mix for the sole layer, the second layer will be EVA, the third layer will be a natural rubber/EVA mix and the top layer will remain cork.
To find out more about our ever-developing prototypes, read the latest update from Steve in full on our website, accessible by clicking HERE.