L.E.O HB shoes collaboration
Never shy to push the boundaries of modern wood craft, this collaboration did just that!
When L.e.o shoes approached HB looking to combine a timber form within a modern sneaker, they had previously been advised that this was not possible. The challenge of applying typically delicate thin veneer, to an active flexible form, was an exciting endeavour.
The solution; to call upon traditional construction methods and Multi directional lamination. Inspired by both nature and the urban environment. The grade A maple veneer was handmade to incorporate strength and flexibility at key pressure points, whilst graphically forming a natural exoskeleton. The result; a modern and striking series of shoes unlike anything seen before in modern footwear design.
Maple Veneer | suede leather | brass | rubber