Slime Mold (physarum polycephalum) is a eukaryotic organism that can aggregate to form multicellular reproductive structures. It has been proven to be able to solve complex problems such as mazes and has even reconstructed Japan's subway system (slide 3) when presented with oat flakes arranged in the pattern of Japanese cities around Tokyo.

The conceptual design process takes inspiration from the innate architectural abilities of slime mold by experimenting with how it will choose to populate the classic Timberland by placing spores directly on the boot, then replicating that form with flexible recycled plastic.
Featured by TIMBERLAND as a winning entry in their CONSTRUCT: 10061 design challenge. The task was to reimagine an icon, their classic 6-Inch Boot. The challenge focused on using natural materials and advanced methods of manufacturing.
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