After completion of our second samples and subsequent testing, we have found our new area of focus to improve the design. The fit and durability of the shoes is not a problem, however one of our initial design principles “a natural forefoot landing” is still not quite as precise as we would like it. Therefore we have taken on board the suggestions from expert shoemaker Gohou Kenataro who has been assisting in the products development from the start. For the production of the third sample, we will review the shape of the sole and rigidity of the body and aim to create a natural forefoot landing. The current schedule is to complete this by Golden Week.