Geology of Shoes film is a result of collaboration between film director Petr Krejci and footwear designer Barbora Vesela.
The design concept draws inspiration from geological processes such as sediment layers and effects of their erosion in nature.
Barbora experimented with creative possibilities of discarded unwanted leather scraps and noted the potential of this overlooked resource. Her investigation resulted in creating new innovative process whilst holding on to traditional craft and celebrating some of the oldest techniques in shoemaking.
Multiple layers of leather scrap pieces are added on to a last and subsequently sanded down to allow unique colour and textural pattern to emerge with striking effect.
Colour scheme is borrowed from old geological maps where different colour represent different geological strata.
Geology of Shoes film has been loved and shared by astonishing number of people and media channels globally since it’s publication in 2013.
Shane and Fabio Rattazzi are the founders of DZR shoes. They specialize in producing functional and fashionable cycling shoes. As part of ConnectEd's "Day in the Life" series, Shane and Fabio talk about the working as a team to design and manufacture new products.