Only the Mulleavy sisters could make a '90s arts and crafts staple cool again. For their first foray into footwear, the ridiculously innovative designers behind Rodarte filled heels with layers of colored sand, inspired by "the amazing layers of earth in the landscape."
They tell Marie Claire that their fall/winter 2012 range was heavily inspired by Australian landscapes, which is why the lot of outerwear and separates include warm tones and multiple textures. In addition to sand art, their debut heels are made of molden resin and feature an embellished fabric piece on the front. Although there's no word on pricing, you can score them (or at least fawn over them in the flesh) at Iris NYC.
In honor of the their retro revival, I've compiled a list of throwback crafts/games/stuff for them to use as inspiration for their next collection, free of cost: