The Heels of These Shoes Are Carved Wooden Dragons

Image: Fashion4Freedom
Image: Fashion4Freedom

It’s a stereotype, I know, but women do tend to love shoes. I have a closet full of shoes and technically do not need another pair, but that won’t stop me from buying more anyway. Sometimes, shoes are beautiful, like these with their carved, wooden dragons for heels.

Image: Fashion4Freedom
Image: Fashion4Freedom

You can find them in the Fashion4Freedom Etsy shop and they’re not only beautiful, but have an incredible backstory. It’s called the Saigon Socialite shoe collection and it’s a tribute to the ancient Vietnamese craft of Pagoda wood art.

Fashion4Freedom takes liberty in translating the timeless beauty of ancient Vietnamese wood art through the lens of modern luxury. After 18 days incubated in the hands of village artisans, our reincarnated soles are born.

The collection is a fusion of ancient symbols found in traditional art combined with a modern sensibility for comfort.

Image: Fashion4Freedom
Image: Fashion4Freedom

There are a variety of designs that include dragons and horses, and each is handmade so they’re going to be unique to the wood and the artist who made the carving. No two can be exactly alike. They even request a photo of the outline of your foot so they can customize the fit to your exact foot shape and size.

The wooden heels come in 3″ or 6″ heights and have rubber soles so you won’t be as likely to slip down the sidewalk. The uppers are semi-gloss ultra smooth leather lined in pig skin. Check out Fashion4Freedom and see if you’re not tempted to add one more pair of shoes to your collection.

Image: Fashion4Freedom
Image: Fashion4Freedom

(via FashionablyGeek)

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