Hey Beautiful People!
I Love SHOES!!! I think shoes are the best things to happen to fashion, since fashion! 😉
Shoes complete your outfit, believe it or believe it! 😉 It’s like the perfect topping on pizza. 😀
I was surfing the net for great stuff to bring to you, my wonderful readers; i saw a photo of this shoe and it literally called out to me. Meet the Mojito shoe… *drumroll*
The Mojito shoe is the creation of architect Julian Hakes. He says the design happened by accident when he was trying to figure out what parts of the shoe are needed to support and protect the foot. By wrapping tracing paper around his own foot and exploring different design options, he realized that a shoe really only needs to support the heel and the ball of the foot. Everything else is extra. And so the original mojito shoe was born, an ingenious design made from a single strip that wraps around the foot, named because the prototype resembled the spiral curl of lime found in a mojito cocktail (I haven’t had one of those though so i wouldn’t know if they are as good as this shoe looks.)
The original Mojito shoe prototype, shown below, was possible because of the materials it was made from: carbon fiber laminated with rubber on the floor side and leather on the side that touches the foot. The carbon fiber gives it both the strength to support a person’s weight, and the springiness necessary for movement. Here is the view from above…
I would love to rock a pair but seeing as i haven’t attained that level financially [a pair goes for about $154 upwards 😉 ], i’d have to ‘save’ to get one.
If you’re in Nigeria, you can get them here.
Have a great weekend! 😀