Mojito By Julian Hakes
Posted on May 26, 2012
Introducing London’s architect Julian Hakes new heels idea, and that is what happens when architecture meets fashion: two forms of design collides.
“Hakes realized that high heeled shoes don’t really need all of the elements they currently have. Since all of the wearer’s weight is carried on the ball of the foot and the heel, why is a full foot plate necessary? With this revelation in mind, he set out to design a shoe unlike anything the world had ever seen […] the architect began by wrapping his own foot in paper and tape and drawing various geometric designs on the paper and all around the contours of his foot. After carefully cutting the new shape off with a scalpel, Hakes was left with something that resembled a lime peel, so he dubbed his shoe design, Mojito.”
The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this shoes was sympathy……to those who wear it. I can only imagine how painful they are. But what’s even more surprising about those wrap-around heels is that, and I quote people who actually tried them on, “surprisingly comfortable!”
What do you think? Would YOU ever wear them?