Function vs. Desgin in shoes

photo from Dezeen

Ladies love them. Men invented them. It’s the high heel. Usually when we talk about shoes we talk about colour, material and height but this time its all about structure. Tea Petrovic has designed a collection shoes based on the sculptor Russian Naum Gabo and Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
 

photo from Dezeen

The proof is definitely in the pudding, as her designs have the essence of each shoe being a sculptural- architectural form.
 

photo from Dezeen

Each shoe was based strictly on the high heel. The design of the heel determined the form of the shoe.

photo from Dezeen

 
Petrovic see’s the empty space between the woman’s heel and floor and she is determined to fill it…creatively of course.

photo by Dezeen

                                                                                 
Now don’t go getting your hopes up ladies the idea of function is second to design so they are not to be worn.
 

photo from Dezeen

These puppies are absolutely breathtaking. Either way function or just design these shoes are tantalizing for all eyes to witness.

-Melissa S. Robinson

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