While shoe shopping in Amsterdam in 2006, German product designer Christian Werner found himself fascinated by the clunkiness of the trendy wedge. "Why is there so much material in the heel if it's only the silhouette that's important for the shoe's unmistakable design?" he wondered, which soon resulted in a cardboard prototype of the Zoe.
Instead traditional wood or cork, Werner choose aluminium for his "plateau outline", not only for its timeless, forward-looking feel, but for its strength - the towering heel measures 15 cm (6 inches)...which probably seems better suited to strippers, although the space-agey look and $4000 pricetag indicate a slightly different demographic.
Purchasing info at Zoe-Heels.com. (via Style.com)
- Lesley Scott