Why Natural Materials?
By focusing on the use of natural materials so many people presumed the motives are sustainable issues. While these may be a by product of the work it is not central. When playing around with the resin and felt, the felt needed to be 100% wool or the material lacked the elastic quality and cracked under stresses even with a content of 70% wool. To start with the natural material motives were functional for material structure, sensorial for feel next to skin and simply emotive. Almost implausible in the magic of a fabric taking the structure of a high heel shoe, in the look of an object with weight and unexpectedly light.
Natural materials are mutualistic to our body.
The sweat from our feet tailors for example leather. In further footwear research it became clear natural materials were superior for health and biometric (the analysis of biological data using mathematical and statistical methods) reasons.
“People limping with new ill fitting, pinching, footwear, for a few days until the shoes get adjusted, is a common sight and experience. Leather shoes adjust to the shape of the foot and retain the shape even after the foot is removed from the shoe. But this type of adjustment is not possible in a shoe fabricated using non-leather material especially from synthetic material. ” (B.Venkatappaiah, Introduction to the Modern Footwear Technology pg. 3)