Salvatore Ferragamo presents Refracted: a striking new suite of Fall/Winter 2019 shoes whose uniting feature reflects the rich diversity of the world we live in today. Newly designed by Creative Director Paul Andrew, the inaugural offer of five Refracted shoe styles are very different but have one thing in common – the Refracted heel.
This innovative heel shape comes in three heights and is constructed from a highly durable yet ultralight plastic which is then coated with a high-tensile galvanized metallic shell. The heel’s shape is a laser-carved topography of irregular triangular facets: combined with that metallic finish, these create an interaction with the shoe and the world around it through unpredictable refractions of light.
The first drop of Refracted shoes features five styles in a wide range of colorways and fabrications – Nappa, suede, patent leather, silk satin with crystal embroideries. These will become the foundation of an increasingly vibrant and various selection of footwear featuring this bold new signature heel.