Shoes like us

Peter Zwaan

Shoes made in collaboration between two shoemakers and an artist, 2014.

When we gaze at a collection of brand-new colorful shoes in a shop-window, we easily forget that we’re actually looking at skin. Strong animal skins, protecting our vulnerable feet from the harsh world around us. This ancient principle served as our inspiration for this pair of shoes.

So combined leather (the traditional material of shoemakers Neel Barten and Sharon Joosten) with silicone ‘skin’ (a material that artist Peter Zwaan often uses in his work). And the result is a pair of shoes that look, and even feel, like us… Shoes to love!

© Neel Barten, Sharon Joosten and artist Peter Zwaan. Photo by Charlotte Visser.

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