In this shoe again I try to get rid of shoe references. The heel for example has been taken away. Instead of the heel there is a bridge like construction, which leaves the back hollow. I wanted to give the impression of a monolithic form, out of which a foot has been carved. This is also the way this shoe has been build. Starting with a hardly shaped block in the computer, carving out all the parts where the foot wants to be. The shoe will be rapid prototyped in a rubber like material, and will be milled out of a block of leather by a 5axe cnc milling machine. The way I build this shoe is important, for it is possible to build a flexible shoe without any stitches or traces of handwork in this shoe and no reference to conventional shoemaking.

© Marloes ten Bhömer

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