Akris s/s 11 "Ishi" Shoe
"The Akris Spring 2011 show was inspired by designer Albert Kriemler’s two vacation day trip in Japan. In collaboration with Akris, Paul Steiger, of Walter Steiger shoes, created this wedge called the Ishi, or “stone” in Japanese. The objective was to recreate the look and posture of standing without shoes on a round stone. With the toes perpetually pointed downwards, I’m reminded of the fluid and grace of a ballerina en pointe."
They look damn painful.