Shoe Pr0n

Classic shapes, repulsive beauty and stunning creativity in footwear.

Welcome to Shoe Pr0n.

You won't find any dainty strappy numbers, flip flops, or gladiator sandals here. If you think Uggs or Crocs are acceptable forms of footwear, we probably won't get along. There are a million shoe blogs out there, but as this one is curated by me it is obviously going to be full of fabulous things.

Archive

19th July 13
Apologies for the lack of posts lately, folks.
As many of you probably know by now, I’m a shoe designer and shoemaker as well as a shoe blogger. It just so happens that I’m the middle of prototyping some of my designs, and helping a class of students learn the art of shoemaking. So please forgive the slight delay in additional Shoe Pr0ns, and trust that I will have some awesome stuff to show you soon!

Apologies for the lack of posts lately, folks.

As many of you probably know by now, I’m a shoe designer and shoemaker as well as a shoe blogger. It just so happens that I’m the middle of prototyping some of my designs, and helping a class of students learn the art of shoemaking. So please forgive the slight delay in additional Shoe Pr0ns, and trust that I will have some awesome stuff to show you soon!

9th July 13

Peter Popps’ other amazing space age fetish shoes. 

(Source: khymeira, via kadrey)

9th July 13
Iris van Herpen and United Nude created an organize 3d printed shoe for van Herpen’s latest collection.

Tentacles, roots, and branches, oh my!

Iris van Herpen and United Nude created an organize 3d printed shoe for van Herpen’s latest collection.

Tentacles, roots, and branches, oh my!

9th July 13
Kobi Levi. Arch. 
This is a minimal piece for Levi, and I think his restraint produced beautiful results. 

Kobi Levi. Arch. 

This is a minimal piece for Levi, and I think his restraint produced beautiful results. 

9th July 13
Zaha Hadid and United Nude- two of my go-to names for good design have teamed up to create this impossible shoe. Made of vinyl rubber, fiberglass, and leather, this shoe is truly original. Hadid has used her architectural magic to find the perfect angle that makes the shoe appear to float. It almost looks like it couldn’t possibly balance. Yet it does. Science fictional design!!

Zaha Hadid and United Nude- two of my go-to names for good design have teamed up to create this impossible shoe.

Made of vinyl rubber, fiberglass, and leather, this shoe is truly original. Hadid has used her architectural magic to find the perfect angle that makes the shoe appear to float. It almost looks like it couldn’t possibly balance. Yet it does. Science fictional design!!

5th July 13
Peter Popps.
Pure fetish.

Peter Popps.

Pure fetish.

(Source: latexcatsuit, via kadrey)

19th June 13

Kenzo has its eye on you. And you. And you. 

(via shoelust)

9th June 13
Bernhard Gronberg. 1923

This heel is very high for the 20s, and I would love to see what kind of shank and structure are in the arch of this shoe. 
But regardless of how it’s built, it is a beautifully proportioned shoe with a very modern top line. Shoeties (oh how I hate that word) are not a new concept.
These remind me of my very first Shoepr0n post in 2010: http://shoepr0n.tumblr.com/post/1683609644/red-and-gold-leather-boots-from-c-1900-a-thing Oh how time flies! 

Bernhard Gronberg. 1923

This heel is very high for the 20s, and I would love to see what kind of shank and structure are in the arch of this shoe. 

But regardless of how it’s built, it is a beautifully proportioned shoe with a very modern top line. Shoeties (oh how I hate that word) are not a new concept.

These remind me of my very first Shoepr0n post in 2010: http://shoepr0n.tumblr.com/post/1683609644/red-and-gold-leather-boots-from-c-1900-a-thing Oh how time flies! 

6th June 13

rachaelgray:

I’d like to point out that I look exactly like those shoe designers when I’m working. I sit at a completely neat desk and thoughtfully tie lacy ribbons around my lasts, while sporting a fitted dress and cat eye glasses.

(Source: youtube.com)

16th May 13
Kobi Levi.
Violin.
I could make a joke right now about being high strung….
But what is more important to note (har har har) is that Kobi Levi is a fantastic shoemaker whose work, while not necessarily graceful or beautiful, is always an exciting experiment in design.

Kobi Levi.

Violin.

I could make a joke right now about being high strung….

But what is more important to note (har har har) is that Kobi Levi is a fantastic shoemaker whose work, while not necessarily graceful or beautiful, is always an exciting experiment in design.