Shoes, Designed by Architects

Here is another proof that architects can design anything from buildings and interior spaces to yachts, carsjewelry and yes, even shoes!

“This story begins with a broken heart. Rem’s attempt to get the girl back was made by downsizing architecture to its smallest and most vulnerable scale, that of a woman’s foot.
While most romantic notions are often foolish, what was hatched through the inspiration of romance was the ‘Möbius’ shoe. The girl was gone, but he knew the shoe had to become real.
Now add Galahad to our story. The seventh generation of the Clark’s shoe-making dynasty.When Rem and Galahad first met, Galahad saw the Möbius shoe design, and he was instantly convinced that a new brand had to be formed…

Today, the United Nude brand is sold in over 40 countries worldwide and United Nude has a booming retail business with flagship stores in Amsterdam, London, New York and Shanghai as well as proprietary stores in Cyprus, Croatia, Vienna, Tianjin, and two retail stores in Guangzhou.”
via unitednude.com

Spring / Summer 2012 Collection My favorite pairs: 1. A Japanese-inspired platform shoe!2. Web Hi Off White3. Haiki4. 90 degrees
And their stores are so cool!
CyprusShanghai Tianjin New YorkAmsterdamPhotographs: Facebook/UnitedNunitednude.com

Let us see who else design shoes:
Zaha Hadid for Brazilian eco shoe design company Melissa.
I am sorry Zaha, but I won’t wear these pair of shoes!
Photographs: inhabitat, designboomZaha Hadid for Lacosta | Photograph: ifitshipitshere

Julian Hakes
“Award winning London based architect Julian Hakes first released early concept images of the design for a new ladies fashion footwear concept on design blog http://www.dezeen.com
Later that evening Julian received a message from the editor of Dezeen to say it had gone viral’ and he should put his name into Google. Julian did this and to his amazement got halfway through ‘Ha….’ before Google prompted him to ‘buy Julian Hakes designed footwear?’
On the Monday after the story broke Julian received a call from the office of a well known female ex-model in New York requesting 2 pairs in her size for her show. At this stage the Hakes ‘mojito’ shoe was in initial sketch model and prototype form and they realised that they needed to make this concept into a reality.” via hakes.co.uk

Photographs: Facebook/Julian Hakes

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10 responses

  1. l think ,that is going a little too far.Architect is art of creating history and culture.Regards

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    29/07/2012 at 12:41 PMJul

  2. That is going too far.Architect is an Art of creating culture.Regards

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    29/07/2012 at 12:41 PMJul

  3. Some of them are extreme and provocative, but I like that 🙂

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    29/07/2012 at 12:41 PMJul

    • 😀 Me too

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      29/07/2012 at 12:41 PMJul

  4. Me & Beirut

    I love the shoes! Especially the yellow ones 🙂 (you’re right, not the ZH ones!)

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    29/07/2012 at 12:41 PMJul

    • 😉 Zaha’s shoes are for grannies 😀 hihi

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      30/07/2012 at 12:41 PMJul

  5. Bug

    Wow! These are amazing!

    Bug @ STYLEoverSENSE

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    29/07/2012 at 12:41 PMJul

  6. These shoes will get you attention alright! Wow!

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    30/07/2012 at 12:41 PMJul

    • Indeed 😉

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      30/07/2012 at 12:41 PMJul

  7. You are a Cool one

    DJ-

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    10/08/2012 at 12:41 PMAug

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