Winner 2021 / Special Awards / ARTISTIC FOOTWEAR

Foot’s nest

  • Company
    Misawa Shoe Design Inc.
  • Lead Designer
    Noriyuki Misawa
  • Prize
    Winner in ARTISTIC FOOTWEAR, Overall winner in SPECIAL AWARDS
  • Expertise
    Brand
  • Firm Size
    Small

Master custom shoemaker Noriyuki Misawa pursues formative, yet functional artistly. To display the external space of the foot, its shape is defined by a “Foot’s nest.” As if slipping a foot into a high heel, the space nestles your foot. The material is a leather used for heels, and like insects making nests, stacking the several-fold leather layers to create the space brings a sense of dignity. Everything is fabricated by Misawa’s hands. Under the COVID-19 pandemic situation, people are forced to change their lifestyles. “Foot’s nest” represents a new interpretation of the Shoe.

Other prizes
2010 Germany, International Efficiency Contest of Shoemakers "Gold medal" and "Honor prize"2015 The 33rd Japan leather crafts exhibition "Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister Award"And many others

Photo Credit: Misawa Shoe Design Inc.