8 Iconic Shoes Reimagined as Modern Day Illustrations

The shoemakers of yesterday, the designers, and the artists who collaborate to create something never before seen, are the inspiration for us and what we do for tomorrow. We can’t help but find inspiration from the shoes of great designers like Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, and Christian Louboutin. Our shoes, while modern in style, wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the classic silhouettes that had been glorified and made standards in shoe design years ago.

We reimagined some of the most iconic shoes of the past century as modern creative illustrations that embody fashion ideals of today and the future. Browse through some of our drawings below.

1. Manolo Blahnik

Colorful, classy, bold, and chic. These are the words we kept in mind for this creation. We think it speaks to the experience of wearing a pair of these elegant shoes.

2. Jimmy Choo

Black and white, dripping with class. A hint of gold. A foot dressed in Jimmy Choos is a foot to admire.

3. Christian Louboutin

Delicate hues of purple, pink, play off a bold yellow that comes alive with every step.

4a. Steve Madden

It’s easy to live in the playful colors of a pair of these timeless slip on shoes. For a night on the town, see below.

4b. Steven Madden

The slip-on’s long legged sibling that needs no introduction. The party has arrived.

5. Bruno Magli

Earthy tones and textures are the most honest way we could think to compose an image for this special menswear staple.

6. Susan Bennis

We imagine wearing this version of Susan Bennis with an all black pantsuit, perhaps some chunky gold earrings, and bold glasses. Of course, if nighttime is your vision, these would go with any outfit for an extra pop of color.

7. Salvatore Ferragamo

Color blocking never looked so seamless and easy to pull off as it does in this patterned print.

8. Moya Bowler

Adding yellow to this classic shoe makes it feel like something you might see on the 2018 runway.

What shoes would you like to see reimagined in modern textures, patterns, and colors? Let us know if we got all your favorites in the comments!

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