Sunday, November 23, 2014
Kenneth Cole and the world's largest high-heeled shoe
Kenneth Cole partnered with Today Show contributor Jill Martin to create the world's largest high-heeled shoe. The shoe was unveiled on the Today Show and is modeled after The Kenneth Cole New York Otto, a polished-leather lug sole bootie from the fall 2014 collection. It stands at 6 feet, 1 inches and is 6 feet, 5 inches long. The shoe, built by Izquierdo Studio , a costume and prop design atelier, took nearly 400 hours to create and required five and a half hides, as well as 3D printing to craft the buckle and clasp which measured over a foot long. The team partnered with the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit charity that works closely with all areas of The Madison Square Garden Company. Four children from the foundation collaborated with Izquierdo Studios to bring Cole's vision of the shoe to life. The shoe will be showcased at the shoe floor of Lord & Taylor NYC.