Never before have we seen footwear that looks like this. With heels getting higher and designers seeking ever-more exotic adornments, the humble shoe has been transformed over the years.
According to Ms. Mawedo Dagunro- Aliyu, Product Manager, Jangola.com, ‘it may be hard to believe but this uncommon orange peel shaped-creation is actually a high heel shoe.’
British architect Julian Hakes used his architectural cum engineering skills to design the uncommon ‘Mojito’ footwear, named after the lime-based vodka cocktail.
The Julian Hakes Mojito is a tastefully sculptural curve mixed into a blend of simple creativity combining bright contrast leather lining that features a high heel and peep toe to make this a very comfortable and elegant shoe.
Unlike a traditional shoe the Mojito doesn’t have a foot plate – but supports only the ball and heel which Mr Hakes says is perfectly functional and makes the wearer feel like she’s walking on air.
‘It protects the ball and the heel – that’s where the load is transferred when you walk.
‘When I thought about high heels I wondered why there was the need for a foot plate. If you look at a foot print in the sand it is very clear to see that the main force goes to the heel and ball.
By standing on a wooden block the foot naturally ‘spans’ the gap with bones and tendons.
‘The foot has its own inbuilt strength and support so why duplicate this? You would not have a jumper with rigid arms between elbow and wrist.’
He said: ‘Shoes have become so entrenched in our culture and people think they should look a particular way. I wanted to challenge that, wanted to show shoes could look different.’
‘As an architect I did the opposite and designed them from the inside out – I looked at how the foot moves, how it transfers the body’s load.’
Jangola.com, an online fashion company has brought these uncommon designer ladies shoes to Nigeria to redefine the footwear and lifestyle industry. The company has a free shipping policy and delivers to customers nationwide its products and provides a superb after sales customer support.
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