The amount of ornate detail practically begs for these to become reality. Designer Nick Adelman challenged himself to encompass different cultures’ art in a fashion medium.
From Adelman's blog:
I designed these shoes with a unique goal in mind: to create a shoe as a summation of an entire culture's art. Each shoe possesses design qualities, color palettes, and designs only found in the respective culture. This project allowed me to investigate art historical cultures in a special way by challenging myself to translate an entire style (or series of styles) onto a single object.