shoes redefined

Hey guys so i have been reading up on shoes for our fashion line and I ran across some pretty amazing shoes- beyond anything I personally have ever seen. these are not your casual heels, crocs, slippers, and boots- these shoes study form, materiality, function, and comfort. After all, all shoes serve one purpose: to be an environment for the foot. and YES, i do realize that these shoes look painful- but hey, most good fashion is painful. No pain no game

Eelko Moorer- structural shoes

form and texture shoe

“The “Form & Texture Shoe” exhibits a disciplined study of form and material while keeping just enough chaos to stay interesting. The contradiction here is the seemingly indestructible framework fused with the disorderly arranged leather and sycamore wood cubes. The contours create a theatrical statement nothing short of impressive.”

Molded leather shoe

“Materials: Vegetable tanned leather and carbon fibre
Sections of vegetable tanned leather, pre-formed on a variety of shoe lasts (mould that is shaped in the form of an abstracted foot), are cut and assembled to create a fractured shoe. Even though its form is distorted, one can still recover the shapes of the lasts that the parts were constructed on initially.”

Ndeur concept paper shoe

The prism shoe

“The Prism Shoe” is a fascinating structural design that by itself looks like an intricate work of origami – casting beautiful kaleidoscopic shadows against the ground. Here we can clearly see Chaves’ chaotic – yet orderly – paradox coming to life through her shoe designs, resulting in dramatic silhouette.”

Shoes with no foot plate- Julian Hakes

“The design consists of a single piece that wraps around the wearer’s foot, forming support for the heel and ball. In his mind, the foot naturally forms a bridge between the two. With a high heel providing the heel is supported, even by standing on a wooden block the foot naturally ’spans’ the gap naturally, with bones and tendons.The foot has its own inbuilt strength and support so why duplicate this. You would not have a jumper with rigid arms between elbow and wrist.”

Fireman safety boots: Sun-Woong Oh & Jin-hee Kim

“One of the most important factors in cutting down the risks of the job is the gear that the firefighters use. Safety of Life Fireman’s Boots is a clever attempt to ensure that fighters can keep a tab on their partners and locate them instantly, in case of disorientation or the likes. The fireboots make an illuminating footprint on the floor of a room, leaving a trail of the user. Following the glowing footprints, the backup team can trace & reach the rescue worker, should he require it.”

shoes from keren peretz: clog meets slippers

“Keren’s shoes translate
the idea that footwear needs to be connected to your feet only while the foot is in the air. When you step on the ground, it can be disconnected. Her clog-like slippers open up when u step on them and then close right back.”

The invisible shoe

“This shoes has a mirrored surface, creating a deceptively obscured optical effect with every step taken. The chameleon-like facade blends in perfectly with any environment.”


“These cheese-graters look like they’ll slice up your feet, but if you look closely, the metal appears to be kept at bay by clear PVC (also seen in the wedge heel). Architectural in the Gehry-esque use of metal (those sinuous curves!), these shoes might be hell to wear but the attention they’ll draw will feel pretty heavenly.”

see you soon



One thought on “shoes redefined

  1. tjrossignol says:

    Fantastic and creative shoes! While maybe not so comfortable or realistic for everyday.

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