Filling Pieces present the first styles from their new SS17 LET US CREATE collection.
The vast and highly innovative SS17 collection brings a large number of fresh designs, containing all new silhouettes and consisting of an astonishing 600 different sneakers.
FP continue to work with family owned ateliers in Portugal. Materials are sourced from the finest independent experts in Italy. Soles are designed in-house and produced in tandem with the finest manufacturers. Custom-made knits are sourced from a small knit lab run by a family in the Netherlands. All excellent craftsmen with a passion for footwear.
LET US CREATE refers to FP designing soles from scratch, drawing, making moulds out of clay and eventually having them produced by the finest sole manufacturers. For this season FP welcome 5 new soles with the first series introducing the below.
Sky Sole - The Sky sole takes cues from the automotive world, with its lines taken from the aerodynamically designed streamlined chassis’ of race cars. The Sky sole is made from rubber and features a similar bottom plate of the FP Fundament sole.
Roots Sole - The Roots sole is made of EVA and is the lightest sole unit thanks to a manufacturing process that expands foam, before compressing it again to trap air bubbles within it.
Shark Sole - The Shark sole has a tread inspired by the denticles seen on shark skin. The sole is created in close collaboration between FP’s design team and their research and development lab in Portugal and is made of TR which stands for Thermo Plastic Rubber, a material produced by compacting many tiny rubber pullets together under immense pressure.
Shop the LET US CREATE SS17 collection in selected retailers and online now.