posted by: freePOrnaoa in Trend Alert on June 1st, 2011
Yes, I know what you’re thinking. That squiggly green caterpillar thing, a shoe???
Yes, a shoe. You know, a thing you’re supposed to be able to walk on that your foot goes in.
Designed by Julian Hakes, the idea behind it is that he was in the design studio one night and realised you don’t need a sole, as long as you have the heel and toe support.
Kind of admire him, kind of think he’s crazy. Now people are clamoring to buy them, but can’t find them for sale anywhere.
It’s supposed to be springy, even though it looks like something I’d hang my jewelry on.
“The material choice is simple: The shoe is a laminate with Carbon fibre for the core which gives the shoe its spring and strength, leather on the foot side and rubber on the walking wearing side. 3 materials, each doing a specific job.
We are now in talks with specalist shoe fabricators in for the inital prototypes, a firm in Italy would be able to make the inner carbon fibre core and then I would love to get some fabulous furniture makers in High Wycombe to ‘skin’ the shoe in leather as their stitching detailing is second to none.”
Why do I not believe that this shoe would last very long, considering the fact that carbon, once damaged on a bike, renders the bike sometimes unusable?
Would you wear it, aesthetically speaking? Is the deconstructed un-shoe the future of shoes?