Rachel de Kler

Boots have my special attention. I see them as objects with lots of space to play with colors and shapes. Their size will let them take possession of the one who wears them, which fascinates me. Comfortable or not, shoemaking is a craft in which specific tools, machines, technology and strength all play a part. A boot or shoe is like the human body, complete with skeleton, brain, heart and lungs. There are materials and components hidden inside, of which the innocent pedestrian has no kwowledge. Without these components a boot will not come to life. However, it is possible to walk on them and each pair gives a different sensation. Wearing wonderboots you may feel like a balletdancer, a soulsinger, a majorette, mistress, skater, line dancer, or superhero.

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