The Future of Footwear? Wild, Printed High Heels

When it comes to the future of footwear, you might just be looking at it. Using the exoskeletons of marine invertebrates, fantasy creatures and insects as the inspiration for her appropriately named Exoskeleton collection, Janina Alleyne has 3D printed some near impossibly complex heels very deserving of the term haute couture. The many layered construction of her artistic (and questionably functional) pieces make normal shoes look positively simple in comparison: printed lacing holes, floating top-sole elements and a plethora of near impossible to mold elements highlight the fantastic, if a bit creepy shoes.