Accessorize This: The Sexy, Architectural Footwear of United Nude

Thursday, March 11, 2010



The Sexy, Architectural Footwear of United Nude
by Denise Grayson


Shoes are becoming increasingly curious and aesthetically complex – you need a good minute to inspect one of these up-to-the-minute creations to take in everything that is happening within the mash up of colours, textures, materials, embellishments and fastenings. The current approach to footwear is most certainly of the ‘more is more’ ethos and the exploration of its decorative, showstopping aspects has taken centre stage over design considerations.

Not that we’re complaining, there is room for both the eye candy and new inventions. And sometimes we’re lucky enough to find both wrapped up in one delicious shoe. Or even an entire collection. That’s exactly what United Nude is doing. This cutting edge shoe company was founded by a Dutch architect and an English seventh generation shoemaker from the Clark family (yes, as in Clark’s!). The duo have been rethinking women’s high fashion shoe design, or killer heels you might say, since 2003 when they launched the MÖBIUS shoe, recognized as an icon in design.

MÖBIUS
all images courtesy of United Nude

Now in 2010 the MÖBIUS returns in its latest incarnation for spring, with straps transforming this revolutionary footwear concept of a single strip which forms the heel, sole, foot-bed and upper. Elaborations on this concept have produced several new styles, some born of collaborations such as one with Dutch fashion designer Antoine Peters called Label Shoe, which plays on the industry’s excessive use of labels.

Low Res

Loop

Eamz

United Nude shoes undeniably reflect their architectural, art and industrial influences. But most importantly, they look amazing!

Denise Grayson is our Accessories Editor and also writes about fashion at her blog, The Swelle Life.

24 comments:

nookie said...

they are awesome!the low res ones remind me of a Marni pair:)

Anonymous said...

I am in LOVE with UNITED NUDE!

Brigadeiro said...

I've always loved the heels on United Nude shoes, and...they keep getting better :)
xx

apparellel said...

oh my! those are all so amazing!! wowza!!

xxx
t

The Style Revolution said...

Those shoes are bad to the bone. LOVE

Jaime said...

I love that first pair featured..so unique and cool. They all have a sort of architectural feel to me.

daisychain said...

these are just...wow.

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

Okay, first of all, the shoes are phenomenal - art for the feet. Secondly, if my legs looked like that, I'd probably have to dress like an absolute hooker all the time to show them off. Holy cow!

Holly Sanders said...

WOW those shoes are amazingly gorgeous!! I love the Black and Pink ones! Your right when u say u have to look at it a while to take it all in lol! Great post! Check out my new post on some great affordable heels I just found!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Low Res...those need to be in my closet (or on my feet!) like now! Ohmigosh I'm in love with the aesthetic!! :)

SabinePsynopsis said...

I love United Nude shoes. Have been looking at their shoes for ages - Thanks for reminding me!

Vyque said...

They've always had such killer shoes, and did the backwards heel WAY before Marc Jacobs!

kariza Cruz said...

Wow. I wish I have those legs.. shoes are lovelyy!

Shop N' Chomp said...

That is sooooo cool!

sewa mobil said...

wow great post. I tend to only read the blogs that I find interesting .
Keep posting stuff like this i really like it.

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

Love the shoes,AWESOME ;)

Nini's Style said...

Those shoes are fun.

meraldia said...

Very interesting designs!

Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

Oh dear god, I have died and gone to shoe heaven.

Denise @ Swelle said...

I think it's safe to say the shoes are a hit! But really, how could they not be? I'm smitten as well. A United Nude shoe fund has been initiated!

Denise
Accessories Editor, Dream Sequins

Annie Spandex said...

Lots of love for United Nude!

Ezra said...

the future of heels !

Susan said...

wow, really futuristic!
xoxo

Anonymous said...

I really love the architectural footwear of United Nude www.unitednude.com

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