As part of a project supporting a shoe workshop located in Shibuya, known as a gathering place for Japan’s younger generation, Nendo designed a selection of women’s shoes.
Draping material over the heel portion of basic pumps and heeled sandals, the shoes look as though they are wearing skirts.
There are three basic designs: a heeled sandal that uses transparent and coloured PVC, pumps that are covered with punched leather in a dotted pattern, and pumps that combine leather and transparent materials to create some movement.
The heel is visible through the little skirt in each of the designs, with careful attention given to the selection of colours. The differences between the elasticity and hardness of leather and PVC presented a unique challenge to the manufacturing process, where the essence of the product creation stands in the skills and intuition of a shoemaker with many years of experience.