Wednesday, January 19, 2011

(UN)believable Footwear by UnitedNude!


Images © UnitedNude
Right in the middle of the Design District in Miami is where a new United Nude Store has been inaugurated.  The first time you enter though, you might think you're in an art gallery, due to the fact that the space has a loft-like atmosphere and design.   The store front is covered in windows, which is great as it allows tons of light to access  the interior and illuminate the colorful and eye catching footwear that this brand has come to be known for.  

Image by Juan Cruz Prats
The space includes rows of tables lined up against the walls that showcase the many shoe collections, accompanied by photographs hanged above them that direct you towards the back of the store where there is a full gallery of photos, which are part of an exhibition called 5PRCITY by China's leading photographers.

Image by Juan Cruz Prats
Image by Juan Cruz Prats

United Nude specializes in shoe designs that are very architectural with obvious industrial design inspiration.  They describe their work as the "intersection between design and fashion".  Founded by Rem D Koolhaas, a Dutch architect trained at the Technical University of Delft in Holland and Galahad Clark who is a seventh generation shoemaker from Somerset, England.

Image by Juan Cruz Prats
Like it! - Image by Juan Cruz Prats
Of course it shouldn't come as a surprise that we stopped by to take a look and find out more!
We have to admit, that at first when we walked by, the shoes really caught our attention because of the sophisticated designs, but it was hard to see options to wear them with.  However, minutes later we were surprised after having a closer look, that we were surrounded by a lot of different choices that were perfect for many varied occasions!

Image by Juan Cruz Prats
What we liked the most were the "Helix Lo" shoes (pictured below) which come in colors that can be worn with something simple like a nice pair of jeans and a white t-shirt, and look very nice!
Helix Lo, great to wear with a pair of jeans and a simple shirt! - Image by Juan Cruz Prats
Another favorite was the "Lo Rex" shoe collection, based on a new semi-automatic design method by United Nude, where an object is digitally scanned into a 3D computer model and regenerated into various resolutions.  These pumps come in Black, Grey, Navy and Ruby Red colors.

Lo Rex Shoes - Image by Juan Cruz Prats

A few more pictures:

Image by Juan Cruz Prats
Image by Juan Cruz Prats


2 comments:

  1. I'm wondering... how much is it the average cost of them?

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  2. Well the price pretty much changes a lot depending on the shoe, but most of them range between $165.00 to about $500.00. For example the Lo-Res shoes are $235.00 while the Helix Lo shoes are $210.00. So I would say an average of around $300.00. I hope you find this helpful! :)

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