Taking cues from IKEA might be the way of the future.
Flat-packed shoes you can assemble yourself. Insert the reinforcements and cut costs for a lovely sustainable piece of footwear.
Who knew you could actually have origami pumps you can fold yourself? It’s one of those ideas that I slap my own forehead over. It would be interesting to see if these stick around, or if they would be easily customizable. Perhaps some kind of Open Source footwear?