I drew inspiration from modern Olympics in the way that it inspires and encourages people from all corners of the world, in addition to the origins of Olympic performance design: greco-roman sandals. I wanted to explore overlapping elements and their ability to create dimension and dynamism, ultimately aiming for something as timeless as it is fresh. The final design reflects this competitive spirit, but also represents the creative potential that Pensole helps foster. Mixing more athletic materials with leather, as well as an unconventional lacing arrangement, excites the imaginative consumer. A single cord ties together all parts of the shoe: the vamp, side panels, and heel, exploring creative disruption and continuity.