NXT creatives

Martina Řiháčková

Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně

Newintage Shoe

Martina Řiháčková’s footwear is inspired by naturally occurring processes and phenomena. The aim of Newintage Shoe is to create a clean and simple design with clear lines and cuts that use natural materials. The upper part of the shoe is made from one piece of moulded leather. There are a variety of defects on the leather that occur naturally and give the design added character. The platform of the shoe is made of handcrafted wood. Plastic shapes on the platform are randomly placed during production. A single stripe is used to connect the upper and lower forms into one cohesive unit. Řiháčková strives to amplify spontaneity in the process of creating. Both the randomly occurring natural holes in the leather and the moulded curves on the platforms are manifestations of this ambition.