The Inner Circle collection looks to further push the boundaries of contemporary footwear silhouettes, through Filling Pieces most progressive and detailed designs to date. For the inaugural collection, we developed 4 new silhouettes, and experimented with the use of rubberized neoprene. This material allowed us to explore slip-on styles featuring non-traditional lacing systems that utilize elastic laces and rubber elements.
An evolution of our runner silhouette, the Astro Runner features a full neoprene upper with accompanying tongue making for a sock-like fit.
A rubber Heel Stabilizer Unit (HSU) is stitched into the custom Astro sole, giving support to the heel alongside a leather heel strap.
The HSU also extends into lace stays which have been punched to save weight and for flexibility. A leather down strap adds reinforcement to the neoprene in a key area.