Yearning for the Ocean
Part of the 'Yearning for the Ocean' collection, 2015.
When Hiroki was young, he used to go with his family to the seaside in summer. But he was suffering from eczema at the time and this kept him from going into the ocean. Looking back, it was the first time he felt different from others and the ocean for him is the representation of a place you yearn to go to, but cannot. His footwear was created for people who live this kind of situations, trapped in a sort of mysterious world that blocks them from doing what they would love to.
© Hiroki Karaoke, photo by ITS.