Architecture for Your Feet: 8 Sculptural Shoes Made for Wearing

Architecture has always been a source of inspiration for shoe designs. The end results can look anywhere from beautiful to crazy to out of this world, but what they usually are are just plain unwearable.

Shoes by Sarajevo designer Tea Petrovic inspired by the work of Russian sculptor Naum Gabo and Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava

Breathtaking designs, but imagine the havoc these shoes would wreak on women’s feet! Even the designer Tea Petrovic admits that “these shoes are primarily an art object and their function is secondary”.

Architecture inspired shoes are beautiful to look at but do you sometimes wish that their beauty can be appreciated beyond the glass cases inside museums? I do, and that’s why I went looking for sculptural shoes that us women can actually walk in.

I found some – nine to be exact – all from Solestruck. That’s not surprising as Solestruck is a small and independent online shoe boutique that’s all about “creative brands and products that push the envelope”. They’ve got a very select but very unique collection of shoes in their store, so finding these shoes from their inventory wasn’t difficult at all.

How about some architecture for your feet? Here are 8 sculptural shoes made for wearing:

1. Finsk 252-95 Wedge Booties in Mushroom Beige, $589.95

2. Jeffrey Campbell Solestruck Mesh Boots in Black, $169.95

3. Su Yoon Jackson Wedges in Black Black Pink, $389.95

4. Jeffrey Campbell Christie Booties in Black Leather, $144.95

5. Finsk 205-122 High Heel Sandal Booties in Off White Black, $519.95

6. Jeffrey Campbell Abierto Cutout Wedge Lace-Up Boots in Grey Black, $179.95

7. Senso Acacia Wedge Ankle Boots in Black Matt, $129.95

8. Jeffrey Campbell Meeker Suede Wooden Wedge Booties in Taupe Suede, $154.95



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