However, I do want to show you a little of the prototyping process, so here's a look at the evolution of our heels.
Originally, the manufacturer sent me a photo of a "sortof right" shaped heel that surprisingly tied in with historically accurate heel shapes of the 1770s, but strayed too far away from the more iconic Louie heel shape we associate with the 18th century.
|Heel sample #1 - Not Quite Right|
|Heel #2 - DEFINITELY NOT RIGHT!|
I asked for a revision to the heel, supported by more reference images, and here is the most recent heel:
|Heel #3 - Ah, there we go!|
As you see, I've gone through three heel shapes, and two entire shoe prototypes, and although I am finally happy with the shape of the heel, there were other parts of the shoe that I was not pleased with. We are now working on a third prototype, but due to overseas holidays, I will not have this new sample until mid-February. This means that, provided Sample #3 is absolutely correct, the date for pre-ordering your shoes has been pushed back to early March.