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Rock These High Heels Made from Meteorites

Studio Swine's new shoes make every step a spacewalk.

by Beckett Mufson
Feb 11 2015, 11:45pm

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When the Smithsonian began gathering one of the largest meteorite collections in the world, none of its geologists probably considered the fact that one day someone would use it to create high fashion heels. Thanks to 3D scanning and the industriousness of Studio Swine, however, that's exactly what happened. Inspired by images from the Rosetta mission's successful meetup with a speeding comet, studio founders Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves went to the Smithsonian to satisfy their curiosity about extraterrestrial minerals. 

These Meteorite Shoes were designed based on extensive 3D-printed scans of the space rocks, and fashioned from a combination of Italian leather and a kind of aluminum foam Studio Swine says is great for capturing the feeling of interstellar debris. Since the material is 90% air and therefore super lightweight, it creates "the sense of large rocks floating in space," according to the designers. With these bad boys in tow, any errand becomes a spacewalk—just don't go anywhere near Bruce Willis.

Via Boing Boing

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