DARE TO WEAR: NAOMI HERTZ

Source: VirtualShoeMuseum.com

Source: VirtualShoeMuseum.com

Created using stainless steal and leather, these Bridge Shoes from Art and Design graduate Naomi Hertz, push the boundaries of footwear design.

A student of the Bezalel Academy of art and design, in Jerusalem, Hertz is able to balance both the creative and practical aspects of design. The architecturally inspired shoes seem to suspend the foot mid-step creating an aesthetically intriguing yet wearable creation.

Perfect for a holiday shopping marathon? Maybe not. But definitely a designer to have on our "ones-to-watch" list.