Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Mohop Shoes

I think that I have mentioned my propensity for bags. I also have a thing for shoes and I love these shoes. The designer, Annie, makes each pair of shoes by hand at her studio in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Mohop shoes are made with recycled tires for soles, a Finnish birch plywood core, and topped with various select veneers. These components are laminated together and pressed on molds that Annie designs and fabricates herself. The graphics on the inner sole of the sandals are original designs, which Annie screen-prints by hand at Chicago's legendary Screwball Press. Annie takes care to use the most environmentally-friendly woods, glues, sealers and inks that she can source.