In fact, he’s far more critical of shoes than he is of feet, and the shoes that he detests in particular are sneakers. "Call me prehistoric, but I think trainers are almost unhealthy. I don’t like the thought of feet encased in rubber," Blahnik says.
The future of footwear? Blahnik admits that one of his great challenges is to create a shoe without limits. "I want to do a shoe made from one piece of material that can be worn for every occasion, in every season, a shoe that you can wear with jeans or with a little black dress."
But his other goal is to remain his own boss. "I want to stay small, and keep my freedom. Everything today is about these big conglomerates. I wish fashion could return to being about smallness and about quality."