Dezeen’s top ten: shoes


This month we've compiled our ten most popular Dezeen stories about shoes.

In first place are the Mojito Shoes by architect Julian Hakes, which have no foot plate.

Second place goes to these slippers made of bread, hollowed out by twin brothers and designers R&E Praspaliauskas.

Zaha Hadid regularly makes it to our top ten features, this time with her boots for Lacoste that snap around the wearer's ankles thanks to a bi-stable metallic strip.

More from Zaha Hadid: her shoes for Brazilian plastic footwear brand Melissa are at number four.

And more from Melissa in fifth place, this time heels by Jean Paul Gaultier.

Sixth most popular are these shoes by Tracey Neuls featuring cast rubber soles and Sanderson fabrics.

Dutch designer Hella Jongerius' Tribute to Camper project comes in seventh.

Our eighth most popular shoe story features a giant, illuminated shoe containing a miniature city Dutch designers Freedom of Creation for Japanese footwear brand Onitsuka Tiger.

Jaime Hayon's shoes for Camper are in ninth place.


And we conclude our top ten stories about shoes with this pair made of a single piece of leather folded round a stainless steel support by Marloes ten Bhömer.

Oh okay, here are a few more...

Shoes inspired by the architecture of  Santiago Calatrava by Sarajevo designer Tea Petrovic

Trainers carved from wood by Paul Coudamy

Apprentice shoes by Doshi Levien

That really is it now. We'll be back with another top ten next month.

See also:

Dezeen's top ten: churches
Dezeen's review of 2009
Dezeen's top ten: Dubai projects
Dezeen’s top ten: lighting
Dezeen’s top ten: watches and clocks
Dezeen’s top ten: cardboard projects
Dezeen’s top ten: shops
Dezeen’s top ten: schools
Dezeen’s top ten: pavilions
Dezeen’s top ten: hotels
Dezeen’s top ten: animals
Dezeen’s 2008 review
Dezeen’s top ten: glamorous girls
Dezeen’s top ten: Japanese projects
Dezeen’s top ten: student projects
Dezeen’s top ten: interiors
Dezeen’s top ten: stories with most comments
Dezeen’s top ten: Milan 2008
Dezeen’s top ten: houses
Dezeen’s top ten: skyscrapers
Top ten Dezeen stories from December 2007
Most popular stories during our first twelve months

Posted on Saturday February 27th 2010 at 8:00 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • darwin

    i like the selection bu am missing iris schieferstein’s hoof shoes.

  • some dude

    the “cables” on the calatrava shoes are dumb. They look slack since they are in a compression zone of the shoe and as we all know “cables” only function as tensile controlled structural memebers. 2 seconds of research would have cleared that up. def a case of fashion over function.
    most of the shoes listed are pretty ugly in my opinion. check out something like manolo blahnik’s mary janes.

  • knicknack

    i think United Nude shoes should have been included.

  • Kong

    The only thing worth than architects trying to be ” special” by wearing crazy glasses to an otherwise black outfit, is designers trying to be funny by wearing conceptual shoes , like the ones from Marloes ten Böhmer. Womens shoes are the best fashion/fetish item in the world and should only serve one purpose : BEAUTY . Leave it to the people who know something about it!

  • Thanks Dezeen for the post, some great designs in there. Since you first posted the story in September 09 we have been very busy on The Mojito Shoe project.

    We have had so many requests to get the Mojito Shoes ready for release and we are doing all we can to make this happen ASAP.

    We have been 3D scanning feet to get the geometry correct as the ‘shoe last’ for our design does not exist.

    The Hakes team is now working with some leading names in the shoe world to ensure that the final shoes are as light, comfortable and elegant as I intended.

    We have a fantastic team who are working flat out to make the Mojito Shoe into a great range of footwear.

    Updates will be featured via

    many thanks

  • M.C.

    You missed an interesting shoe project: MyDesigner, user-based form giving by Cedric Flazinski. He has an exhibition of his work coming out soon in Holon, Israel at Ron Arad’s new Design Museum.

  • sanhaa khan

    all the shoes r awsome i havent seen such a different work like dat b4

  • I love the 2nd pair down, cracking pair of 'loafers'