Designed by Andreia Chaves, this unusual pair of shoes is more like a piece of artwork. The mirror reflection on the surface of the shoes takes the colour and texture of the background making it rather invisible at the first impression. The Invisible Shoe was born from a study of Optical Effect applied to shoe design, where the designer explores the concept of invisibility through the “chameleon effect”. The shoe has a reflective finished surface, creating a deceptively obscured optical effect with every step taken. The shoe was developed through a combination of leather making techniques to insure the best quality and comfort while fusing this with the advanced 3D Printing technology.
“The fact that I grew up in a chaotic city like Sao Paulo, full of contrasts, being in contact with such diversity and constant exposure to different visual inputs, has inspired me in how I think and conceptualize my shoes. Looking at my work, I can clearly see influence coming from my South American sense of versatility. Also in the mix – what I have been experiencing in Europe.” says Andreia Chaves.