On All Foursies

On All Foursies

>> Following my overindulgence of snapping away at all the miniscule details of Finsk's new Project Number Four shoes which are quite literally shaped from a figure of four, I took it a step further and asked some poor sod in Finsk's factory in Brazil to take pics of the process of putting together this pair of Number Four shoes.  They probably didn't have to lay out these pieces in the style of an Art Attack instructional video, but here you go… shoe crafters were bothered to lay out the numberous components that jigsaw together to make up this beaut and beast of a shoe (I mean beast in the sense that it has great magnitude…). 

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Et voila!  A vertigo-inducing eyeful of a shoe is born!  Shown here without all the gluing, banging and tool welding the pics above might make Project Number Four look a tad simplistic but the complexity of the construction can't be underestimated, especially when taking into consideration the mix of materials that Finsk has made a brand signature out of.  The understanding is that I doubt these will see any intense wear, on the outside world, where it's rife with potholes, craggy pavements and cobblestones.   Still should there be any occasion where there is soft carpeting, an Addison Lee car and erm… a self-imposed drinks ban (an unlikely occurence…), then perhaps these foursies can go out into the world.  For now though, admiring the unusual combination of pale/grey blue, mahogony brown and vivid red on my feet and towering over Steve whilst clopping about the house in them is joy enough.  Plus it's a blue-tones riot as I match the delicate blue suede of the shoes with the various denim shades gathered up top with my vintage Neil Barrett jacket, a Goodhood x R. Newbold shirt nicked from Steve and a Uniqlo camisole top (there's a hint of Rodarte S/S 11 blue and white porcelain print in these Uniqlo bra tops that are in store at the mo…) as part of my contribution to UNIQLooks.

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Worn with vintage pale blue Neil Barrett leather jacket, Goodhood x R. Newbold leopard print shirt, Uniqlo bra printed camisole top, vintage Loewe trousers

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  1. Designer Dresses

    2011-06-14 at 3:04 PM

    Excellent example of layering and I love those rolled up cuffs on the trousers 🙂

  2. Clara

    2011-06-14 at 3:22 PM

    OMG! This is real life?
    I`m in love with your shoes.
    You Rock!
    xxxx

  3. Taylor Lewis

    2011-06-14 at 3:42 PM

    Those shoes are amazing!!
    Love how you wore them 🙂
    Taylor xxx
    http://thefashiondrugg.blogspot.com/

  4. Département Féminin

    2011-06-14 at 3:49 PM

    Wow! Its a piece of sculpture…Love to see the process.
    http://www.departementfeminin.com/#/home/

  5. Stine Mo

    2011-06-14 at 3:49 PM

    Oh my goodness, the heels are amazing! I’m at a loss of words
    stine-mo.blogspot.com

  6. Paola

    2011-06-14 at 4:01 PM

    I adore the geometry of the shoes (and they suit your petite frame to perfection Susie). In real life I’m afraid I would take a tumble a la Lady Gaga…!
    PvdH
    http://www.thepvdhjournal.com

  7. alix

    2011-06-14 at 4:04 PM

    oh oh oh. your trousers are amazing :p

  8. R. Park

    2011-06-14 at 4:05 PM

    I love how you bring out such potential from every piece that you encounter…! And with such grace and ease, as the clothes and the shoes are a perfect balance in almost every sense, which seems to be present in all of the outfits that you put together…
    gah! Love your style and blog~~

  9. Meena Dhuga

    2011-06-14 at 4:26 PM

    wow. those shoes are insanely cool! xx
    http://pinklemonsorbet.blogspot.com
    Meena xx

  10. Ellie

    2011-06-14 at 4:51 PM

    nice to see how things are made getting well deserved attention. if you’re interested you can check out other cast and moulded shoes in our next show at The Aram Gallery (http://www.thearamgallery.org/next) or keep in touch via https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Aram-Gallery/118286751564789

  11. Kazuko

    2011-06-14 at 5:17 PM

    what a shoe sculpture 🙂
    your blue-burgundy in your outfit is THE colour combination of the moment for me!

  12. Ana

    2011-06-14 at 6:34 PM

    Awesome *.*

  13. Agnes

    2011-06-14 at 6:40 PM

    Love the colourcombo and your jacket is adorable!

  14. Ilona

    2011-06-14 at 6:57 PM

    I had a female boner over those shoes

  15. Virginie

    2011-06-14 at 7:07 PM

    That’s quite interesting to see how does a “patchwork frame” can become such a 3D object.. Because for me you’re not wearing shoes but an art piece!
    Don’t know if you get my message last month, anyway i’ve been really enjoying your posts asap.
    Virginie/ Couture & DIY

  16. Natalia

    2011-06-14 at 7:16 PM

    okay im officially drooling over the shoes! Thanks for getting those pictures they make them so much cooler!
    http://www.cheapchicobsession.com

  17. Christina

    2011-06-14 at 8:15 PM

    WoW cool))
    I am your Fashion Diary

  18. miss bookish

    2011-06-14 at 8:25 PM

    the pants, the pants superbe. the blue, the brown fantastic.

  19. steph

    2011-06-14 at 11:19 PM

    this outfit is amazing and the shoes….breathless
    http://each2theirown.blogspot.com/

  20. Sarah

    2011-06-14 at 11:51 PM

    gorgeous heels! perfection!
    and you look gorgeous as always 🙂 am loving the layered look!
    is that double leather I spy with the jacket and trousers? very cute
    xxx
    Sarah
    http://gingerdolldreams.blogspot.com/

  21. Charlotte

    2011-06-15 at 12:39 AM

    Those… Are… THe… BEST shoes ever! I love each and everyone of your outfits! Theyre pretty radical man! Oh i sound like a weirdo from the 80s… I was wondering if you could check out my blog! http://theflowered.blogspot.com/

  22. Teenadventures

    2011-06-15 at 2:50 AM

    I am obessed with your shoes. They are unique and crazy cool. I love the leather pants. They add great texture to your amazing outfit.
    http://musicfashionandallthatjazz.blogspot.com/

  23. antique wedding rings

    2011-06-15 at 3:32 AM

    I love the shoes.. such a glam look.. fantastic!

  24. Fashion Photographer

    2011-06-15 at 3:42 AM

    That is awesome, I love seeing how things are made. It makes you appreciate them so much more when you realize how much work goes into the production.

  25. Eli

    2011-06-15 at 7:32 AM

    This post had such a “luxirare” feel to it, loved it 🙂

  26. FashionCloud

    2011-06-15 at 8:31 AM

    Insane!! how amazing to see how it was made and the shoe is crazy amazing on you
    xx
    TFC

  27. chicster

    2011-06-15 at 12:16 PM
  28. Felicia

    2011-06-15 at 2:52 PM

    Those heels are truly AMAZING! I’m in love with them !

  29. Rebecca

    2011-06-15 at 4:42 PM

    This is certainly a lesson in how to play down the rest of your outfit and let your feet do the talking/walking. I have a similarly high and brazen pair of Marc Jacobs that I shall definitely be stealing your tips for future wear…

  30. Cecilia

    2011-06-15 at 7:26 PM

    These are so sweet, it’s making me sick!! Absolutely delectable!

  31. Lena

    2011-06-16 at 9:33 AM

    Cool shoes! Love the Finsk wedges very much 🙂

  32. loveclair

    2011-06-17 at 6:47 AM

    that shoes are amazing ,i am afraid of wearing

  33. Bee

    2011-06-17 at 8:56 AM

    I’m so head over heels in love with creations Finsk have been coming up with! You wear them so well Susie! x
    http://www.girlseeksfashion.blogspot.com

  34. anna gleeson

    2011-06-17 at 2:13 PM

    it’s so great that the shoe factory people took those photos for you. such a lovely object just as an object and also lovely deconstructed.

  35. Labella

    2011-06-18 at 1:06 AM

    I want those shoes!!! They’re fabulous!!!

  36. jazzy elizabeth

    2011-06-18 at 4:10 PM

    Amazing. x hivenn

  37. Aja

    2011-06-18 at 7:03 PM

    God I love Finsk!

  38. Jasongreen Scheron

    2011-06-20 at 10:44 AM

    Cool, it was nice of them to show you how your favorite model is made. 🙂
    http://www.scheron.com/ingersoll

  39. Hidden Darlings

    2011-06-24 at 1:19 AM

    These shoes just blew my mind! WANT!
    Hidden Darlings Team
    http://on.fb.me/ktmUJm

  40. paola dal lago

    2011-07-12 at 10:25 AM

    i absolutely love how you wear clothes!!

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