What started out as an exercise in forming and welding aluminum sheet metal became this unique…vase? I traced patterns from a real pair of shoes and formed them in metal. The sole is a thicker piece of aluminum plate, plasma cut and bent. The sock was also formed from sheet aluminum, hammered into shape and welded along the seam. The sock’s texture and ripples were formed with the techniques of repousse and chasing. All the components were TIG welded together, and the inside was coated with a thick rubber. The laces are steel cables. Used as a vase, this peculiar sculpture is sure to put a spring in your step.