Footwear by Victoria Spruce

Footwear by Victoria Spruce

Show RCA 2011: footwear designer Victoria Spruce presented these sculptural shoes at the Royal College of Art graduate show earlier this month.

Footwear by Victoria Spruce

The collection combines shiny plastic shells with traditional leather soles and matte-leather linings that are revealed as the uppers twist and fold.

Footwear by Victoria Spruce

Dezeen is quite keen on crazy footwear - check out more stories about strange shoes here.

Footwear by Victoria Spruce

See all our stories about Show RCA 2011 here.

Footwear by Victoria Spruce

Here's some more information from Victoria Spruce:


The collection was originally inspired by organic, flowing sculptures, giving the idea that the object could consist of one flowing continuous line and material.

Footwear by Victoria Spruce

Through using hard materials and new technologies combined with traditional shoemaking materials and techniques an element of contrast is highly visible yet working together as one.

Footwear by Victoria Spruce

Emphasised by the use of tonal matte leathers to line the plastic and traditional leather soles, the contrast between the modern plastic look and the traditional aspects becomes even further evident.

Footwear by Victoria Spruce

The result is a combination of hard and soft, a contrast of matte vs. shine, and an unlikely pairing of modern technology and traditional techniques creating sculptural and fresh new footwear.

Footwear by Victoria Spruce

Fashion Womenswear
Specialism: Footwear

Supported by: The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers, Richard Paice and Daniel Rubin (RCA Footwear Scholarship).Footwear by Victoria Spruce
Supported by: The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers, Richard Paice and Daniel Rubin (RCA Footwear Scholarship).
Footwear by Victoria Spruce
Footwear by Victoria Spruce
Footwear by Victoria Spruce
Footwear by Victoria Spruce
Footwear by Victoria Spruce