Biomimicry Shoe
by Marieka Ratsma and Kostika Spaho

Marieka Ratsma

A bird’s skull inspired the hollow heel of these 3D-printed shoes by Dutch fashion designer Marieka Ratsma and American architect Kostika Spaho. They used the shape of a bird’s cranium for the front of the shoe, with the tapered beak as the spike of the heel. The lightweight and efficient structure of the hollow skull allowed the shoe to be 3D-printed using less material. Take a look!


Kostika Spaho

creative shoe

Biomimicry Shoe



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  1. jenny

    awesome design, but its only for ladies, i will waiting if you puc a post about men’s footwear

  2. Eva

    i just stumble your blog, really its is awesome are peak of a creative fashion designing. the bird shape shoe is making me so crazy, i wanna buy it. but its a ceoncept design ;(

  3. Elle Greene

    Those are just scary!

    I don’t care how great high heels can make my calves look, I would never slip into those babies. Not that I expect anyone would ever offer them for sale, of course.