Shoe Therapy

I love design degree shows… why? Well, for the out-of-the-box, fun projects. Recent graduate, Gwendolyn Huskens at the Design Academy in Eindhoven (NL),  presented a series of six shoes titled ‘medic esthetic’, shoes made of bandages, fiber glass casts, plasters-bandaids and built-in splints. Her intended purpose was to address the social taboos around physical deformities, but I had different thoughts about the collection. At first I thought it may have been a reaction to the teetering heights of shoe trends, perhaps the Prada SS09 show where the shoes were so high, and from the looks of the photos, the models would probably need medical attention.

Either way, if I hurt my feet from 7″ heels, or a less glamourous way, sign me up for these… heck, I may even want to wear them in good health. You know kinda like when we were kids, and we’d wear the cartoon bandages because they were cool.

pic via design boom

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