When visiting Boston I was amazed by the amount of trees in the area and in particular their shape and size. The contrast with the skyscrapers was breathtaking, and despite their contrast they really match well together. I decided to combine several technologies and materials. The heel and sole are made through 3D printing, the upper of the shoe is handmade. I believe that design can surprise in the future when contrast, craftsmanship and new technology come together.
3D modeling by modeler and digital designer Kostika Spaho, 2013.
© Marieka Ratsma, photo by Thomas van Schaik