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 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! 

22nd April 13
French architect Jean Nouvel unveiled a pair of leather and rubber boots  in Milan last week. The architect calls the shoes “Pure” and states that the design “reduces the concept of a shoe to its purest form”. 
I would  argue that this is not the purest form a shoe can take. Different shoes come with different intentions, meanings, and uses, and to say that this is the only pure concept of footwear is a little naive.
Shoes are no longer utilitarian in nature. I appreciate what Nouvel has done here, even though this was a very masculine viewpoint to take. I love a good flat shoe, and I love a good minimalist approach. But many women would agree that a shoe in its purest form is not a monochromatic heavy-soled rubber/leather bootie.
Shoes have evolved along with culture. Just the other day I was writing about the history of the platform shoe, and how both practicality and ego played key roles in developing over hundreds of years what could now be written off as just a fad.
My point is simply that shoes have more meanings than Nouvel addressed with thie project, and many shoes have a long history that shaped them into what they are now.
Creative though they may be, Nouvel’s shoes are not the penultimate representation of footwear. 

French architect Jean Nouvel unveiled a pair of leather and rubber boots  in Milan last week. The architect calls the shoes “Pure” and states that the design “reduces the concept of a shoe to its purest form”. 

I would  argue that this is not the purest form a shoe can take. Different shoes come with different intentions, meanings, and uses, and to say that this is the only pure concept of footwear is a little naive.

Shoes are no longer utilitarian in nature. I appreciate what Nouvel has done here, even though this was a very masculine viewpoint to take. I love a good flat shoe, and I love a good minimalist approach. But many women would agree that a shoe in its purest form is not a monochromatic heavy-soled rubber/leather bootie.

Shoes have evolved along with culture. Just the other day I was writing about the history of the platform shoe, and how both practicality and ego played key roles in developing over hundreds of years what could now be written off as just a fad.

My point is simply that shoes have more meanings than Nouvel addressed with thie project, and many shoes have a long history that shaped them into what they are now.

Creative though they may be, Nouvel’s shoes are not the penultimate representation of footwear. 

16th April 13
Chelsea Paris. Tied in a knot and shielded. The shoe that artfully conveys stress. ;)

Chelsea Paris. Tied in a knot and shielded. The shoe that artfully conveys stress. ;)

13th March 13
Rupert Sanderson.
 
Sliced and prepped for surgery.
These are perfect.

Rupert Sanderson.

 

Sliced and prepped for surgery.

These are perfect.

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23rd February 13
Miista.
The hidden platform inside the boot is the only reason you could walk in this. See the slight shadow of a heel shape on the red leather? I suspect there is a built up internal wedge, otherwise the lack of flexibility in the heady platform would make it impossible to do anything short of shuffle.

Miista.

The hidden platform inside the boot is the only reason you could walk in this. See the slight shadow of a heel shape on the red leather? I suspect there is a built up internal wedge, otherwise the lack of flexibility in the heady platform would make it impossible to do anything short of shuffle.

23rd January 13
Iris van Herpen and United Nude have created another visceral experience in a shoe. The torn up platform that seems to have been wounded by the harsh sidewalk. The white jungle of peeling leather up the heel and vamp….

Iris van Herpen and United Nude have created another visceral experience in a shoe. The torn up platform that seems to have been wounded by the harsh sidewalk. The white jungle of peeling leather up the heel and vamp….

29th November 12
Sigerson Morrison. 
A simple detail like the higher, cornered back piece elevates this bootie from meh to unique. 

Sigerson Morrison. 

A simple detail like the higher, cornered back piece elevates this bootie from meh to unique. 

27th November 12
Cyborg spider leg.

Cyborg spider leg.

14th November 12
Premiata.Nearly sling back bootie.

Premiata.
Nearly sling back bootie.

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