One day, his architect mind wondered off to question why high heels needed a foot plate – and this was the beginning to the conception of the award-winning Mojito shoes by Julian Hakes.
I am a huge fan of shoes (I am sure you hadn’t noticed before!) and I really love the different – a twisted heel, an innovative design, and unusual feature, so there is no surprise I am a fan of the Mojito (especially when it takes it’s name from a fresh concoction of rum, lime and mint!).
When a pair of the classic black and pewter was kindly sent to me, I could examine the shoe and admire the design, which I did. It lived in my sitting room for a few days, to be looked at. Sadly it was a tad too big for my dainty size 4 feet. Of course that didn’t stop me from strutting my stuff on large double Mojitos around the house! And I found them rather comfortable – but again, they were quite big for me!
They feel sturdy but are not too heavy, and offer amazing support even though they are hollow (engineering magic, don’t you now?).
I got a friend to try them on and she said they were a little bit stiff, but alright – she is not a high heel wearer, so it is hard to gauge whether the shoes are a bit uncomfortable or she was struggling with the height. I hear that they have added a new lining for extra comfort!
Mojitos come in a variety of colours and I am especially fond of the classic black, hot red and nude and chrome and fuchsia.
In all honesty, they are a work of art. Just beautiful. Although I will admit that from one or two angles it can look a bit odd, they wrap the feet in a very sexy way in most ways you look at it – I particularly like the side view.
You can browse all the fabulous colours at the Julian Hakes website
and get your Mojito from Cloggs, JulesB, Soletrader and Javari. They are priced from £159.99.