For her AW12 ‘Hybrid Holism’ couture collection Iris van Herpen created ‘Thorn’ shoes. The product of van Herpen’s sixth successful collaboration with architectural shoe brand United Nude. Complementing van Herpen’s creations, the shoes combine liquid slow molded uppers and sharp-spiked stones with a whapping 19 cm heel and hidden platform.
The spikes, made of hand cut stones such as Labradorite, Tiger’s Eye, Leopard Jasper and Moss Agate, pierce through the upper between the platform and heel, creating a semi-precious arch of thorns that form the focal point of this ferocious bootie. ‘Thorn’ are produced in very limited numbers in various colors, such as glossy nude, glossy black and matt black.