Shoes that stop you in your tracks
Designer Sandra Plantos has created footwear that forces you to stop and smell the roses. They are purposefully difficult or impossible to walk in, but as works of art, they will let your mind run free. (Photo: Sandra Plantos)
Designer Sandra Plantos has created footwear that forces you to stop and smell the roses. At the London College of Fashion, Plantos presented her graduate collection, titled Presence, which features shoes made of concrete.
Though it may seem unproductive to walk around in shoes made of the same heavy material as pavement, the artist has mental well-being in mind. Her material of choice “entraps and restricts the wearer’s movements, slowing down the pace of daily life, and thus our experience of Time,” Plantos writes on her website.
The conceptual shoe line ranges in style from heels to platforms, some with a footprint embossed in the sole. These shoes might not be functional, but they make for a beautiful, sculptural conversation piece.
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