Neo Kimono releases innovatively traditional heel covers made from artisanal fabric

Originally published on Sora News by Krista Rogers

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The new “Obi de Boots iki” line of footwear represents a modern take on traditional styling.

Neo Kimono has banded together with Tokyo’s vocational Vantan Design Institute to pave the way for a traditional take on modern pumps with the Obi de Boots iki heel covers. Designed by stylist Chihiro Hitomi, the covers are made using gorgeous patterns from Nishijin silk fabric, a traditional textile from Kyoto that’s been produced for over 1,000 years.

▼ Obi de Boots iki lend a stylish flair to pumps that also makes them appear slightly taller than ankle-high boots to the casual

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