United Nude Terra Plana
New York, NY 10012
Village Voice's Description
Rarely does the Mobius Strip inspire a new shoe company, but that's the story behind United Nude. Founded by Rem D. Koolhaas (nephew of the famous Dutch architect) and English shoemaker Galahad JD Clark (yeah, of Clark's fame), the company's odd little name is supposed to represent its philosophy. According to their website, "the products evolve in projects from international teams (United), in an open way with direct recognition (Nude)". OK. The first creation was the "United Nude Mobius," a women's heeled mule with one single strip as the sole, heel, footbed, and upper. They're also not that comfortable, but United Nude's later guy shoes are, sold at this Elizabeth Street store. Funny how that works.
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TERRA PLANA aims to make shoes with respect for artisan constructions and modern technologies that are eco friendly, graphic and enjoyable to wear.
They tend to be understaffed, so look for what you want then grab someone's attention asap!