When an architect jumps into the shoes of a fashion designer you get some surprising results.
Have a look at how architects Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel and Julian Hakes have taken an unexpected and imposing approach to shoe design.
Zaha Hadid has designed a pair of chrome-plated shoes with 16.5-centimetre cantilevered heels for United Nude. Her architectural background can be seen in this limited-edition pair as it features a striated surface resembling geological formations similar to those used in her projects, such as the Galaxy Soho development in Beijing
Italian brand Ruco Line teamed up with architect Jean Nouvel, who designed Pure; colourful leather and rubber boots unveiled earlier this year at an exhibition in Milan. According to the architect this collection reduces the concept of a shoe to its purest form. (Pair 2).
Architect Julian Hakes’ Mojito shoes offer a refreshing shoe experience during the hot summer season. The Mojito shoe doesn’t include a footplate and it has no sole or upper but instead supports the foot on a continuous loop. (Pair 3)
These beautiful shoes are eye-catching but they may not be very practical. Anyway, have a look at more incredible shoe designs by architects here.