1940 | DAVID LEVIN | ARCH & HEEL ASSEMBLY

1940 | David Levin | Arch & heel assembly
Submitted March 16 - Granted April 30, 1940
Source: Google Patents

Obscure New Yorker footwear designer David Levin came up with this original arch & heel assembly design in 1940. Unfortunately there is no record of actual shoes manufactured as per drawings (yet). The only one that comes close was patented by Léandre Grégoire Renaldo two years before.


INTRODUCING
DAVID LEVIN

HEELSTORY
HEEL HISTORY IN PICTURES



FOOTNOTE
2003 | Rem Koolhaas | The model Möbius
Arch & heel assembly made of one strip of kevlar

1999| Rem Koolhass
Möbius prototype made with one strip of cardboard


RIGHT!

"Koolhaas, the nephew and namesake of architect Rem Koolhaas of OMA, came up with the Möbius shoe in 1999 while still studying architecture and was persuaded to start his own brand - United Nude - because the design "didn't look like anything [else] out there".

Source: De Zeen magazine


Late 80s/Early 90's | Lawler Duffy
Source: Nicola Lawler


 

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