UK-based graphic designer Veronica Martinis has imagined a Moby-Dick wedge sandal: the whale’s flukes wrap around the wearer’s toes, and its spout forms the ankle strap.
Martinis isn’t the first shoe designer to be inspired by Melville’s tome. Naturally, there’s already a line of boat shoes called “Mobydick.”
I also found some pink canvas Keds silkscreened with a passage from the book. Curiously, it’s a passage about a squid with “innumerable long arms radiating from its centre, and curling and twisting like a nest of anacondas…” I”m no shoe designer, but that sounds more like gladiator sandals to me.
Margaret Guroff is editor and publisher of Power Moby-Dick.
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I had seen the line of Moby Dick sailing shoes before but never seen ‘themed’ footwear as envisaged by Veronica. This is a great idea that opens up all sorts of possibilities, after all many other types of clothing uses well known themes to enhance the design.Sailing Shoes with a true nautical theme would surely catch on.