>> Following my overindulgence of snapping away at all the miniscule details of Finsk's new Project Number Four shoes which are quite literally shaped from a figure of four, I took it a step further and asked some poor sod in Finsk's factory in Brazil to take pics of the process of putting together this pair of Number Four shoes. They probably didn't have to lay out these pieces in the style of an Art Attack instructional video, but here you go... shoe crafters were bothered to lay out the numberous components that jigsaw together to make up this beaut and beast of a shoe (I mean beast in the sense that it has great magnitude...).
Et voila! A vertigo-inducing eyeful of a shoe is born! Shown here without all the gluing, banging and tool welding the pics above might make Project Number Four look a tad simplistic but the complexity of the construction can't be underestimated, especially when taking into consideration the mix of materials that Finsk has made a brand signature out of. The understanding is that I doubt these will see any intense wear, on the outside world, where it's rife with potholes, craggy pavements and cobblestones. Still should there be any occasion where there is soft carpeting, an Addison Lee car and erm... a self-imposed drinks ban (an unlikely occurence...), then perhaps these foursies can go out into the world. For now though, admiring the unusual combination of pale/grey blue, mahogony brown and vivid red on my feet and towering over Steve whilst clopping about the house in them is joy enough. Plus it's a blue-tones riot as I match the delicate blue suede of the shoes with the various denim shades gathered up top with my vintage Neil Barrett jacket, a Goodhood x R. Newbold shirt nicked from Steve and a Uniqlo camisole top (there's a hint of Rodarte S/S 11 blue and white porcelain print in these Uniqlo bra tops that are in store at the mo...) as part of my contribution to UNIQLooks.