Living on Mars may be a vision for now. But it’s always better to be ready when the eventuality arises. Thus, there is no harm in anticipating the preparations. These include what we should be wearing and in terms of shoes, the 38%_2101 MARS running shoes could very well help you stay afloat in space.
Designer Clement Fernandes came up with the concept inspired by the SpaceX project with its missions to colonize the Red Planet and his personal interest in Mars. He imagined it to defy gravity with a sleek, futuristic aesthetic. As such, he named it after the percentage of gravity on Mars compared to Earth’s gravity, which is 38%. Meanwhile, he says 2101 alludes to the year of the competition.
Every composition of the 38%_2101 running shoes for MARS has been meticulously thought out to make it ready for space. The upper is made of nylon combined with carbon nanotubes. Body heat activates the nanotubes and contracts the fibers of the nylon upper so that it can comfortably adapt to the size of the feet. Next, the rubber elements provide durability as they reinforce the structure of the upper.
In addition, the pair has a multi-density EVA structure: high density for the outsole and low density for the midsole. The lack of laces is obvious, so it could be a slip-on design for easy on and off. Likewise, the soles seem to have excellent grip to cope with the planet’s extreme trails.
The 38%_2101 running shoes for MARS are a concept based on the Y3 running shoes, so they are versatile. They aren’t just for space use, though their futuristic look definitely calls for a standout outfit. But they also work very well on Earth. After all, there is still no certainty about life on Mars.
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Images courtesy of designer Clement Fernandes