However, the 2022 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist is making a case for the 1970s men's dress shoe, which featured generous platform heels that commanded a confident presence on the dance floor and even in the corporate sphere.
And thus, the KidSuper men's dress shoes were born!
Making its way down KidSuper's Spring/Summer 2023 runway, the "Heal Your Soul, Heel Your Sole" shoe materializes as an eco-friendly, 3D-printed heeled sneaker equipped with a "fully functional" heel, per the brand's press release.
Dressed in an eye-catching royal blue colorway, the Colm Dillane-led art studio's custom shoe kind of reminds me of Givenchy's sole-free TK-360 sneakers.
Much like the TK-360, KidSuper's bespoke runner touts a structural, contemporary shape rounded off with a hefty, round heel.
Known for approaching fashion design through an artistic lens, KidSuper expands his love for portrait paintings – evident in past collections like its FW20 collection – incorporating sculpted faces on the shoe's vamp and heel.
Unfortunately, the KidSuper "Heal Your Soul, Heel Your Sole" collaboration is merely a concept shoe (for now), as a release date has yet to be revealed for this visage-toting shoe.