Exoskeleton 3D-printed shoes look alien, awesome
Alien life forms and skeletal details emerge from an eccentric collection of 3D-printed shoes.
High heel shoes terrify me. The few times I've worn them, I've either tipped over or broken the heels. U.K. fashion footwear designer Janina Alleyne has crafted some high heels that will haunt my nightmares for years to come...and I like it.
Alleyne designed a set of three very unusual shoes and had them printed by 3D modeler Inner Leaf.
The first shoe, called the Exoskeleton, looks like what would happen if H.R. Giger designed shoes. It features alien flowing lines, a spiky top, and a row of small and sinister teeth at the toes. This takes the concept of spike high heels very literally. Imagine balancing on that delicate point. Even Tina Turner would find it challenging.
The Exoskeleton was printed in two pieces that were joined together. The collection is rounded out with a strappy number called the Reptile and a precarious-looking strap and alien hybrid called the Scorpion.
Alleyne's otherworldly shoes designs push the envelope for both fashion and 3D printing. These would be the perfect footwear for a jaunt down the red carpet should Ridley Scott get around to making a "Prometheus" sequel.