Handmade leather shoe sculpture, a tribute piece to the visual futurist legend Syd Mead, 2019.
Inspired by the space colony in the epic film, ‘Elysium,’ Misawa expressed beauty in a curvy shoe line defining legs. His design’s keyword is ‘riding’ and departs boldly from the traditional concepts of ‘wearing/walking’ shoes. Using his background as a shoemaker, Misawa hand-crafted this futuristic piece with scrap leather. Like a child, playing in a private imaginary world, he made this piece by freely immersing himself into Mead’s incredible fantasy world. He sees the world through Syd’s eyes, and designed new shoes.