Zaha Hadid designs Nova Shoe for United Nude


Architect Zaha Hadid with her passion for shoes, and shoe designer, Rem d Koolhaas of United Nude, collaborated to unveil new limited edition haute couture shoes. The new Nova Shoe from the duo debuted at the iconic store L’eclaireur, 40 rue de Sévigné, Paris, on July 2. The shoe is known to be the first in the world that has been made using rotation molding, which is the only molding technique that allows for a smooth and seamless result. The shoe has also used hand-molded methods such as vacuum casting.

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The new design elegantly combines, fashion with architecture, resulting in a unique shoe design, which ignores conventional techniques. It features an innovative-cantilevered system that allows a 6.25 inches heel to appear completely unsupported. It is also composed of seamless integration of innovative materials, which ensures the highest standards of comfort.

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The upper flap of the shoe flaunts a metallic chromed vinyl rubber, which has been lined with the highest quality Italian kid nappa leathers. The hidden platform and heel are composed of fiberglass and the outsole is made of rubber.

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The Nova Shoe is available for $2,000 in silver chromed, black chromed and rose gold chromed. Available in sizes 35 to 40, the exclusive shoe is a limited edition featuring 100 units per color. It will be available only at select stores such as L’eclaireur in Paris and both the Zaha Hadid design and United Nude web shops.

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[Via – Zaha-Hadid]