Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie has inspired Julian Hakes to create ‘The Black Widow’ shoe. Much like he came up with the Pepper Potts shoe for Iron Man 3, Julian seems to be an Avengers fan and loves to create shoes inspired by the female characters. Unlike Pepper Potts though, this shoe is completely different! Black Widow often chooses darker and more sturdier shoes when it comes to her outfits, so it’s fitting that these new shoes are in black with a silver star!
Julian Hakes said, “This latest collaboration with Marvel for Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the perfect opportunity to create a brand new and unique shoe style. I wanted to create a fusion between traditional footwear and the high tech modern world. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier we see Steve Rogers reunited with his S.H.I.E.L.D colleague Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow. I therefore decided to call this new shoe style the Black Widow edition. I imagined how Natasha might wear the shoes undercover but then at a moment’s notice she could use them as an effective weapon.”
David Lee, Footwear Director for The Walt Disney Company EMEA added, “Our continued relationship with Julian Hakes reinforces Marvel’s position as an inspiration for designers and fashion innovators. The unique storytelling Marvel offers is a testament to this new design that Hakes has engineered. This shoe not only showcases Hakes’ unique, innovative and evolving style it is also fashion-forward and exciting.”
The heel is milled from a solid piece of aluminium using a high frequency electric process. This process and material choice gives the heel great strength and lightness that is a signature material property of Captain America’s ‘vibranium’ shield. I think these are really cool and I could definitely see Natasha wearing these! I might be biased though as I love Captain America! He’s my favourite!
– The Fashion Supernova