In the era of the high-rise heel, it’s no surprise that an architect has been called upon to design women’s shoes.
Architect Zaha Hadid, known for her abilities to mould metal and glass into spectacular buildings, has joined forces with Brazilian shoemakers Melissa to create a new women’s shoes.
“I have 30 years of research on different areas of architecture and design and this was a very challenging project," said Hadid, "not only in design but on the technical side.”
Melissa has a patent formula for creating footwear and boasts that the classic shoe takes less than a minute to produce, adding that it has made 50 million pairs of shoes over the past 20 years.
The ecologially-conscious shopper need not worry about the plastics in the shoes. All products are created from sustainable sources and we’re reassured that the shoes can be disassembled and recycled too, making them ideal for vegans, environmentalists - and architects.