Nearly three years after first revealing his concept for a shoe with no foot-plate on Dezeen, architect and shoe designer Julian Hakes talks about designing the Mojito shoe as the first collection goes into production.
The shoes wrap around the foot in one continuous ribbon, with the arch of the foot forming a natural bridge between supports for the ball and heel.
Hakes' collection will be on display at Pure London, Olympia, from 19 to 21 August and at Somerset House during London Fashion Week in September.
See the first concept models here, prototypes unveiled at London Fashion Week 2010 here and our earlier interview filmed with Hakes at Dezeen Platform last year here.
The Mojito shoe is included in our book, Dezeen Book of Ideas. Buy it now for just ÂŁ12.