A British designer has come up with a concept for a pair of shoes made from the 'cell' to regenerate so they do not break.
The odd 'amoeba' shoes are designed to be 3D printed using a material made of synthetic primitive cell regenerates overnight - but it could be 40 years until they become a reality.
The amoeba-surface tailoring trainer protocell is intended to be very futuristic custom shoes that fit like a second skin and support the foot in a new way.
They will react to the pressure created by a runner by raising the area to provide extra cushioning where it is needed most.
The concept for the protocell trainer was envisioned by designers based in London , Shamees Aden , who is fascinated can affect how new scientific skills in future products .
' Protocells is a form of synthetic biology that blurs the gap between living and non - living , " he wrote on his website .
The shoes are composed of primitive cells called protocells , simple molecules missing the complexity of biological cells .
'They are living and not realistic , " Ms. Aden told MailOnline .
' The amoeba over - the - trainer suitable product is a tangible concept that aims to examine the future of the new material , based on the advantage of science and the science of particulate protocells , " he added .
These shoes fit like a second skin as the material they are made from is designed to act a bit like human skin as the protocells are self - heal and be responsive to pressure , despite not really being alive .
Said Ms. Aden Dezeen magazine : ' The cells have the ability to inflate and deflate and to respond to pressure . '
He wrote : " The impact on the athlete 's foot protocell synchronises the individual life because this technology is responsive and reconfigurable , adapting in real - time in the current activity of the runner by adding extra support to the high impact areas . '
For shoes that keep their biological properties , they should be stored in a jar full of special photocell liquid overnight .
Different colored liquid can be used to temporarily dye the shoes of different colors , he said .
'I want to take home trainer and I want to cherish it as if it were a plant , making sure it has the natural resources needed to rejuvenate the cells , " said Ms. Aden .
While the prospect of being able to wear alien - like shoes are exciting, the designer thinks it may take 40 years until the technology is ready to be used to make a trainer for the public .
' Encouraging the emergence of life from inanimate chemicals manufactured liquid artificial laboratory can provide us with the building blocks to create a new synthetic nature , ' he said .
This shoe is part of a broader movement by scientists to think and create artificial living systems can respond to various behaviors such as pressure and light .
Ms. Aden worked on the idea for his shoe with protocell Hanczyc expert Dr Martin , a professor at the University of Southern Denmark .
His concept product looks to the future of footwear design in 2050 and became part of his project for textiles MA course at Central St Martins future , London .