These traditional Japanese geta soles came from a trip I took to Thailand last year so I have been waiting to do something super fun with them.
I decided this would be a perfect project for our new intern @carlottawho, so she took pen to paper and started brainstorming…
We learned that Traditional Japanese footwear tends to have thong toes. The thong part is called the hanao and can usually be replaced if it is damaged or a change is wanted. The thong between the toe is believed to press on acupressure points, aiding the body.
Once Carlotta was set on her design she experimented with straps in different fabrics and settled on a mix of tapestry and velvet in soft and delicate colours.
Here’s the finished result!