First Look: The Captain America Winter Soldier Shoe

For all my fellow girl geeks out there, I present the first look at Julian Hakes’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier shoe.

Having earned Vogue’s ‘Accessories Designer’ award after creating shoes for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, Hakes has gone on to create this aluminium ‘star heel‘* – inspired by Captain America and the Black Widow – in time for the film’s launch.

“This latest collaboration with Marvel for Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the perfect opportunity to create a brand new and unique shoe style. I wanted to create a fusion between traditional footwear and the high tech modern world. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier we see Steve Rogers reunited with his S.H.I.E.L.D colleague Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow. I therefore decided to call this new shoe style the Black Widow edition. I imagined how Natasha might wear the shoes undercover but then at a moment’s notice she could use them as an effective weapon.”
- Julian Hakes

* Vibranium shield, anyone?

She Said “Julian Hakes”

I know, I know, it doesn’t look like a shoe, but it is – promise!

A little bit more sculptural that your average Louboutin, this “Mojito Shoe” defies all heel logic. Though it seems like a footwear necessity, these heels do not have a complete sole. Buyers don’t have to beware, however! The designer, Julian Hakes, is an award-winning architect that created the heel and support structure using his background in bridge design. The painful-looking heel is actually lightweight, comfortable, and finally available to the public! Get them while you can.