Martha Davis’ two month residency with San Francisco’s Workshop Residence resulted in some seriously drool- worthy shoes! The challenge was to re-examine the processes, materials and components of a shoe and create a collection of footwear made with under utilized local resources. Davis has created three fantastic styles.
The Kasha is made from reclaimed wood from a 50 foot piece of old growth redwood that was salvaged from a wildfire. Davis added polyurethane resin that was tinted red, turquoise and black in the workshop to create the 3″ heel.
The Sugi incorporates an adjustable heel height transforming from a two-inch heel to a three-inch heel by rotating the ellipse and locking the bronze bearings into position. Reclaimed Douglas Fir brake stops from the cable cars in San Francisco have been repurposed into the heels of these shoes.