The Stepping Stones

April 27, 2018  15:46  |  News

The Stepping Stones sandal, from Ccilu Footwear, has been honoured with this year’s Red Dot Design Award for Fashion & Lifestyle Accessories. Dating back to 1955 and based in Essen, Germany, the international Red Dot Design Award is the largest and most renowned design competition in the world. Manufacturers and designers from 59 countries entered a record number of more than 6,300 product innovations. Stepping Stones will be available for purchase Summer ’18.

Stepping Stones sandal

Photo – Ccilu ©

“With each new product, we pursue a new level of innovation and excellence, so it is immensely gratifying to receive this honour,” said Ccilu CEO/Founder Wilson Hsu and Stepping Stones technology inventor Monique Rini. In 2017, Ccilu’s Horizon Collection won the Platinum A’ Design Award for Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design Category, and its Diffusion Collection was the Golden A’ Design Award winner in the same category. This kind of acknowledgement dates back to 2011, when the brand’s first product won the Silver Award of the Best Designed Products in the 72nd Tokyo International Gift Show.

Inspired by traditional oriental medicine, Ccilu’s Stepping Stone massage sandals were developed with acupressure pods that improve circulation and wellness simply by wearing them. Red Dot jurors were asked to evaluate all aspects of the product, including its three changeable insoles: THE ORIGINAL, THE THERAPIST and THE MASSEUSE.

1. The ORIGINAL insole is good for everyday wear, an ergonomic insole that ensures optimum comfort, quick dry and ventilation.

2. The THERAPIST insole is for everyday massage: the dots on the pad stimulate different acupuncture points on the feet, which aims to help relieve stress, aid sleep, lose weight, improve general wellness, and even alleviate diabetes pain.

3. The MASSEUSE insole comes with dots on the pad, for preventing, alleviating, and recovering from plantar fasciitis.

Superlight and antimicrobial CCILUCELL® construction contributes to good circulation, while the toe guard separates the thumb toe from the others in order to provide better support while standing, and to prevent and soothe the syndrome of Hallux Valgus.

Wearers can easily change the insoles based on different needs.

The Ccilu product design team envisioned Stepping Stone as an easy-to-manage foot health solution: at work, home, while shopping or travelling, the goal was for your feet and body get healthier every day. Ccilu also married function with streamlined modern design, and ergonomic curvilinear to imitate racing car’s smooth and elegant curves.