Wait, This Is a Shoe?

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A shoe? What do you mean a shoe? This can't be a shoe! Oh well, I guess it is a shoe.


And a high heel shoe at that. Designed by London architect Julian Hakes, the Mojito shoe is made of carbon fiber—to give it strength and spring—and laminated with rubber on the bottom and leather—from furniture manufacturers in High Wycombe, England—on top. According to Hakes:

With a high heel providing the heel is supported, even by standing on a wooden block the foot naturally 'spans' the gap naturally, with bones and tendons.

Maybe. I guess. Who knows. I need to see this because I have to admit that I'm quite amazed by it—and so was Joanna when she saw it. It will probably cost a gajillion dollars, and will make this curve go completely vertical:

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would this actually stay on your foot securely? I don't see a lot of horizontal support... plus your arches would get tired