The Designer Quetzal Ramos
His knack for footwear design started from a small sketch made in 1999 and since then, Ramos’s fascination with footwear design has only escalated. The Mexican based designer began his career in the footwear industry in 2009, and his experiences in designing and developing footwear has evolved overtime. Many of his work is inspired by his emotional connections and relationships with his friends and family, and to this day, Ramos begins a raw sketch with a loved one in mind.
I design shoes keeping in mind to have just the essentials–designs that are very honest, functional and light.
Inspired by the traditional Japanese wooden Geta, the Haiku rids itself of all extra elements focusing only on creating a functional yet distinctive Oxford style shoe. Intricate laser-cutting technique is used along the strap and towards the front providing breathability and a sleek look to three monochromatic colorways.
Laser cutting techniques allow for a precise and clean edge-to-edge cuts, while giving a sleek look to the strap with perforated dots.
The metallic effect on the silver Haiku is achieved using an abrasion resistant chrome electroplating TPU that lends for an elegant and timeless look.
Also known as immersion printing, the hydro-dipped technique is applied to give a natural wooden finish of the outsole and straps of the white and metallic colorways.