Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Iron Man 3, the heels, by Julian Hakes
If you are looking at the image above thinking how could this squiggle be a shoe, allow us to explain. This futuristic footwear is inspired by the debut of Iron Man 3. Apparently, shoe designer Julian Hakes decided to design a pair of shoes that Tony Stark would potentially design for Pepper Potts. Just in case you've never seen Iron Man, Tony Stark is Iron Man and Pepper Potts is his lady/assistant.
Hakes took his signature shoe, added an LED light and used the unique colours associated with Iron Man's suit to create the footwear seen herewith.
“Because of my design and engineering background, I’ve always been fascinated by Tony Stark in Marvel’s Iron Man comic books and films. The ‘Mojito’ shoe is a result of an architectural driven process,” said Julian Hakes. “After realising that only the heel and ball of the feet require support to maximise comfort, I created many different prototypes before arriving at the ‘Mojito’ design - perhaps even rivalling the number of suits created by Tony Stark!”
“This collaboration with Julian Hakes is fashion-forward, innovative and really breaks the mould.
This unique pair of shoes has done Tony Stark proud!”, said David Lee, Footwear Director for The Walt Disney Company EMEA
So.... would you wear the Iron Man 3 Julian Hakes heels?