Balzac Shoes

MICHAEL_HOCKEY (Australia)
£230.00€279.00, $386.00, ¥39,476.00
Available in various sizes. Please state your preferences by using the Comment box during Checkout.
UK: 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
European: 41 / 42 / 43 / 44 / 45 / 46
US: 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13
Upper, Sole & Lining: 100% Leather
Synthetic Heel Grip
Metal Heel Detail
Elastic
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The handmade moustache at the back of the heel, references the sculpture of Honore de Balzac by Rodin. The chocolate coloured Balzac is made from matt raw finished split oil leather and stitched with thick thread to keep the artesian feel as is evident in the original sculpture. An elastic fastening hidden on the inside means there is no need for laces.

As a designer I have always admired others who use subtle detail to enhance their work. From first glance this shoe looks like a great everyday shoe: Comfortable and practical with little fuss. It is only when you notice the back detail that you see there is a little more to it, but still subtle. When you look even more closely you notice the metal detail is actually a moustache. I aim in my work to be original, a little ironic but ultimately wearable.