Netherlands designer extraordinaire, Alexander Fielden, has been commissioned some of the weirdest shoes one could ever imagine. Even so, he has handmade them all with topnotch craftsmanship since the beginning of his career when he studied at the University of Arts in Utrecht. As a designer who mainly works on assignment, Fielden is consistently forced to hammer in on some tough concepts — this particular “Nailed Up” shoe is no different! The bootie gives the illusion of a nail going through your foot, keeping you grounded for the hard times ahead. The angled heel creates interesting lines, while detailed stitching shows off the shoe’s tailor-made appeal.
-via Running with Heels