Upper: Leather / From: La Hispano Tennery – Bogotá, Colombia
Lining: Leather / From: Pieles Capriely – Bogotá, Colombia
Insole: Leather and latex / From: Pieles Capriely – Bogotá, Colombia
Sole: Rubber / From: Sumical and Fonseca – Bogotá, Colombia
Closing system: Laces / Dimatex – Bogotá, Colombia
Collection name: “Roller Derby” by Catalina
My collection is inspired by roller derby’s, a contact sport played by tough girls. These girls wear quads, roller-skates fitted with some sturdy boots.
Originally quads were elegant ice-skate boots fitted on rollers, over the years quads have evolved into strong colourful laced-up boots with block-like heels.
I created a small collection inspired by the look of quads, merging the strong and powerful look with the elegance of old skates into some classic shoes for though ladies.