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Foursies

>> There are few posts that I could allow to go up without text but this could well be one of them.  Still, I must insist on trilling on.  Skip it if you wish to just take in the beauty of Julia Finsk's Project No. 4 shoes.  I've blogged about Finsk's 'Project Series' before and had the pleasure of roadtesting Project No. 1.  'Test' is actually a key word to remember when looking at these shoes that Finsk creates, because they are entirely free of constraints allowing her to push shape and form to the upper limits and really experiment and test out ideas.  They're like the prototype that comes out after an intensive shoe laboratory session, discounting the shoe's walkability, production possibilities and cost factors.  Yet they're evocative enough for onlookers to want to walk in them and actually I find they're not so freakish or outrageous that you'd disregard walkng in them.  In fact, Finsk do get people buying their project series despite the prohibitive cost.  I spent a good five minutes just looking at the shoes pondering them as a beautiful object in its own right and with Finsk's appreciation of interiors and architecture, it's easy to see the shoe on a display shelf or in a gallery space. 

This season, the shoe is drawn around the number four which you can vaguely see.  There is no thematic inspiration point but rather Finsk has drawn an instinctive shape and paired them with the materials that make her shoes quite distinctive.  The shoe incorporates a mix of different wood finishings, leather and suede and this time round, she's also employed perspex, which is particularly effective when place in transparent orange against the wood in the heel.  I'll hopefully be tracking the progress of how a Project No. 4 shoe comes to be in a few weeks time but in the meantime, I guess it's best to just scroll down…

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  1. marliejose

    2011-04-20 at 11:00 AM

    I just WISH my BOYFRIEND would get me a pair!

  2. Sarah

    2011-04-20 at 11:05 AM

    Gorgeous shoes. They’re so high I could never walk in them though!
    http://dollydotgirl.blogspot.com

  3. jelly roll fabric

    2011-04-20 at 11:20 AM

    Wow! Those babies are out of control. Might have to get a pair ;). BTW, I’ve been a big fan of the site for a while Рfirst time posting. I really love the stuff you’ve got on here.

  4. avtodoma

    2011-04-20 at 11:23 AM

    Wow! REally nice shoes!

  5. Neda

    2011-04-20 at 11:23 AM

    I wouldn’t disregard walking in these beauties any day; however deliberating that sense in reality, away from the dreaming fase, i wouldn’t bet i could step foot out of my door withouht triggering shoe-form earthquake,considering their lofty weight and height form….However the main concept and aesthetic of this collection is truly remarkable; it tests new dynamics, heights and elaborations amongst the brand itself and how they are developing their models and ideas to reach a new barrier amid their previous work. Great post!
    X Neda X
    http://stylemontage-neda.blogspot.com/

  6. january

    2011-04-20 at 11:39 AM

    these are SO incredible!!!! i LOVE the architecture to her work.
    january, x
    jessicajanuary.com

  7. thefashionguitar

    2011-04-20 at 12:49 PM

    WOW they are amazing, but I am not sure if I would dare to walk on them…
    xo Charlotte
    http://www.thefashionguitar.com

  8. Mila

    2011-04-20 at 1:09 PM
  9. A Casa da V√°

    2011-04-20 at 1:50 PM

    I would so fall with those, but I would wear them anyway! Really these are a piece of art, I can just stare at them all day long… and the brown and orange is just divine!!
    Hugs & kisses from Rio!
    http://acasadava.blogspot.com

  10. heatherheartsfashion

    2011-04-20 at 1:51 PM

    wow awesome! do they actually come in light blue and red or is that just a sketch? cause that is the best colour combo ever.
    http://www.heatherheartsfashion.blogspot.com/

  11. anna malmberg

    2011-04-20 at 4:28 PM

    Love them!

  12. discount louis vuitton

    2011-04-20 at 5:05 PM

    i think those sandals are quite special so this is the first giveaway that ive ever entered. i bet that makes you feel special lol
    your outfits always amaze me
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  13. LEFTONBOISE

    2011-04-20 at 5:24 PM

    To. Die. For. Best platforms I’ve seen in a looong time ~ very different!
    http://LEFTONBOISE.com/

  14. Carrie

    2011-04-20 at 6:55 PM

    These are some cool-ass shoes, but I’d be afraid I’d fall down and break my neck in them.

  15. edoardo

    2011-04-20 at 7:01 PM

    I lvoe the futuristic geometries of these shoes. Maybe I would have liked them more if these shoes would have been made with other material, more contemporary. However, I do really love the “shape and overall aesthethic of these models….”.
    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  16. Laura

    2011-04-20 at 8:58 PM

    wow wow wow. Stop showing me things to lust after haha
    http://www.aforteforfashion.co.uk

  17. Natalya

    2011-04-20 at 9:50 PM

    OMG, these are beautiful! I need them!

  18. chuck n.

    2011-04-20 at 9:55 PM

    ummm, holy shit.
    ’nuff said.

  19. chris

    2011-04-20 at 10:30 PM
  20. L

    2011-04-20 at 10:44 PM

    Amazing shoes. Love the design.

  21. Robson Rocha

    2011-04-21 at 6:51 AM

    Bravo pour ce magnifique blog et photos.
    bisous
    Je suis Robson Rocha, je suis styliste au Br√©sil. Je suis fou de mode et je fais de cela une mani√®re d’expression.
    J’accompagne toujours votre blog et j’aime beaucoup votre travail. Moi aussi, j’ai un blog o√π je montre mes cr√©ations de mode. je voudrais vous pr√©seter mon blog http://www.zoedegaia.blogspot.com
    Je vous remercie de votre attention.
    Robson Rocha.

  22. Zeiss rifle scopes

    2011-04-21 at 7:27 AM

    Whoa those things are out of control! How do you even walk in them?! I’d probably trip and fall flat on my face haha.

  23. Rowan Kirby-Brown

    2011-04-21 at 10:39 AM

    WOW.

  24. Caroline

    2011-04-21 at 6:02 PM

    Cool shoes! Susie, are you coming to Paris to check out the new exhibition now with this lady called Madame Gres? Some guy posted here http://www.cliff-lee.blogspot.com and the clothes look amazing. Would love to hear what you think!

  25. susie_bubble

    2011-04-21 at 6:13 PM

    Caroline: I definitely want to go! And now I know I can take pictures, I’m even more inclined to go… will try and pop over in May!

  26. Swan

    2011-04-22 at 5:45 AM

    The black are perfect. I’d wear them if the ankle strap looked a little tighter. They really are perfect.

  27. jesscia

    2011-04-25 at 9:44 AM

    Wowooo, the shoes are cool!!
    I need to go to visit http://www.eshoppingfashion.com soon. Maybe I can find the same ones and buy at a low price.

  28. Sunniva

    2011-04-25 at 12:12 PM

    It’s not shoes. It’s architecture.

  29. Hilarytse Hy

    2011-04-25 at 3:42 PM

    COOL. It is cool.

  30. Saucyfbaby

    2011-04-28 at 1:58 PM

    WOW. They’re most definitely a piece of art. I’m in love.

  31. Ojla

    2011-05-03 at 8:22 PM

    ohh every day I become mor of a shoe-lover!! great!
    ojla.blogspot.com

  32. globe

    2011-06-02 at 9:56 AM

    I’m so happy you’re blogging again! I’m missed your funny, witty posts! Sounds like you’re busy, happy and doing well! I can’t wait to see you and your beautiful shoes again!

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    2011-07-13 at 6:40 PM

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    2013-12-23 at 4:22 AM

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