solent-heels.jpgYep, that's a shoe. The curved bit at the back is where your foot sits, and the pink stripe across the middle is a sort of proto-strap.

It's certainly not a conventional style, but with all the design expertise that's gone into making it, I'll bet it's more comfortable to wear than some of those spiky-heels we're seeing tottering about at the moment. It's called the 'Malibu' and was dreamed up by British architect Julian Hakes. Allaying fears that the shoe must be uncomfortable and hazardous, Hakes insisted that the shoe makes wearers feel they are 'walking on air'. Don't you want to give it a try?

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