There is no perfect item. Everything breaks, fades, looses meaning or requires some change or input on the side of the user.
A successful product therefore, leads the user through its use to a better way of being. Boro Shoes - through reference to the ancient textile culture of reuse - embrace their faults as a feature and en- courage the user to become conscious of their consumption and involved in the maintenance, repair and overall lifecycle of the things they come to acquire in this world. The plain black boots come with a tube of specially formulated Liquid Sashiko and a plastic textured applicator. As the shoes degrade and form holes, Liquid Sashiko can be applied to reinforce the material and over time change the overall aesthetic - thereby personalising the pair of shoes.