CUTTING EDGE DESIGN | THE JAGGED SOLE [A.K.A. RIPPLE SOLE]

1967/1968 TITANO
Cerro Maggiore, Milan

1971 | V.I.P. (Verolanuova Industria Plastica)
Thermoplastic injection
Verolanuova, Brescia

1971 | V.I.P. (Verolanuova Industria Plastica)
Thermoplastic injection
Verolanuova, Brescia

1988 | Patrick Cox
Source: Shoes by Colin McDowell

2010 | George Cox for Japan's BAL




FOOTNOTE

Clockwise from top left:
2012 Buttero; 2013/2014 Ash; 2012 Hiroshi Tsubouchi; 2015 Paciotti

The jagged/ripple sole was widely used for mountain boots way before 1967 and sometime even for canvas sneakers and sportswear.


1955-1960 | Kaufman (Toronto)
At Bata Shoe Museum
Source: SHOES (Berg, 2006)

1959 | Ripple Soles from U.S.
Source: Orientamenti del mercato degli Stati Uniti (2nd Semester 1959)

1961 | Ripple Sole Corporation
Source: Period Papers



 

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