This pair of "Knock on Wood" shoes by Agustina Bottoni is made of fragile 2mm sheets of tanganika wood. Using a structure following the natural distribution of weight in the foot, the design manages to support a person using a limited amount of material. There is for example, a higher concentration of pieces where the heel and metatarsus are supported.
Israli designer Kobi Levi has designed series of handmade high heels featuring some characters (Evil Queen, Ursula) from some of Disney's most popular franchises, starting with Snow White, Spleeping Beauty and Little mermaid.
Split toe shoes separates big toe from or four toes for improved flexibility and grip; Light design won't weigh you down; Molded stabilizer tech bands across top provide flexibility and lateral stability to help hold foot in place.
French architect Jean Nouvel unveiled a pair of leather and rubber boots for Italian shoe brand Ruco Line at the Interni Hybrid Architecture and Design exhibition in Milan. The boots have chunky rubber soles and calf leather uppers with a stretchy Lycra lining inside. They come in white, black, fluorescent yellow and fuchsia and are sold in translucent plastic bags. I like it.
From DKNY's spring shoe collection. "This bootie is a totally unique hybrid of stiletto and activewear. The shoe features bungee detailing and an open mesh stitch, while the 110mm (4.3") heel really gives the wearer a lift." $275.
Can shoes communicate and connect the user's activity to web? Yes! The Adidas smart shoes, co-developed by art, copy & code, artist Zach Lieberman and interactive design studio YesYesNo, can communicate and connect the user's activity to web. Using an accelerometer, a gyroscope, bluetooth and other technologies, the 'talking shoes' translate sneaker movements into funny and motivating commentary - where speech can be posted to google+, being sent as real-time advertisement units. If the user chooses to, they can also broadcast the dialogue via on-board speakers.
Lasso is a pair of flat-packed slippers, which are made from one piece of wool-felt with a leather sole and laced in the colour of your choice. Just slip the colorful laces through the holes and you’ve got a pair of slippers. So easy!
Etsy seller Oonacat made these amazing Unicorn Boots. They are completely customizable, watch the video, awesome! That one is called the Demon Hooves and is featured in the video. Each one is “hand sculpted and cast urethane using professional grade materials only,” and you can provide your own set of boots if you’ve got one that you’re particularly attached to. Her asking price however includes the boot, and that’s one hefty asking price: $440.
Lady Gaga's ballet "Lady Pointe" shoes were custom made for the video "Marry The Night" by Japanese designer Noritaka Tatehana. The 18 inch tall designs are the second highest pair of shoes the japanese artisan has crafted for gaga - merging the worlds of ballet, art and haute couture.
Having seen the traditional heels for years, it's high time for you to own the handmade R2D2 heels. Over at Instructables, the designer explains: "The wide heel of these shoes was removed and replaced with a steel bolt to provide strength and support, but at a fraction of the size. An R2D2 toy covers the heel bolt, and the toes have been decorated with lenses, blue accents, and a blinking red LED to let everyone know just how this droid rolls."
Reebok ATV 19+ gives the wearer more stability than a traditional shoe on all types of rugged terrain. The shoes has an irregular lug pattern and a banked feel for earth-shaking traction. The Reebok ATV 19+ will cost $140 and go on sale in February, 2013.