It was the fascination for a work glove, whose interior was covered with a thin layer of rubber, which was the starting point for the development of the Beuys Slip-In Shoe and Sandalette.
Experimenting with the rubber UR3440, which is mainly used industrially for the production of rubber boots, proved to be a suitable fastening agent for fabric and other materials. This prompted Vera in collaboration with Studio Roderick Pieters to collage fabric and leather together. There are no stitched seams in the shoe, but instead it is the rubber that binds the fabric and .the leather together. It is the fastening component as well as the sole itself.