Designed with comfort as top priority, the Frida Kahlo Sneakers “Self-portrait 1995” in Vegan Leather is durable yet stylish. Its breathable lining and soft insole is made for all day wear and a timeless closet staple.
- Breathable lining, soft insole
- Lace-up front
- Padded collar, tongue
- Printed, cut, and handmade
- Upper: Polyurethane (PU), vegan leather
- Outsole: Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), rubber
- Wipe clean
- Estimated delivery: 15-30 business days
Note: selection sizes are by default in US, see below the correspondence by foot length and select the corresponding US.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954) was born on July 6, 1907 in the house of her parents, known as La Casa Azul (The Blue House), in Coyoacan. Frida is remembered for her self-portraits, pain and passion, and bold, vibrant colors. She is celebrated in Mexico for her attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and by feminists for her depiction of the female experience and form. Kahlo, who suffered from polio as a child, nearly died in a bus accident as a teenager. She suffered multiple fractures of her spine, collarbone and ribs, a shattered pelvis, broken foot and a dislocated shoulder. She began to focus heavily on painting while recovering in a body cast. In her lifetime, she had 30 operations. Life experience is a common theme in Kahlo’s approximately 200 paintings, sketches and drawings. Her physical and emotional pain are depicted starkly on canvases, as is her turbulent relationship with her husband, fellow artist Diego Rivera, who she married twice. Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits. Kahlo’s first self-portrait was Self-Portrait in a Velvet Dress in 1926. It was painted in the style of 19th Century Mexican portrait painters who themselves were greatly influenced by the European Renaissance masters. During her life, self portrait is a subject that Frida Kahlo always returns to, as artists have always returned to their beloved themes – Vincent van Gogh his Sunflowers, Rembrandt his Self Portrait, and Claude Monet his Water Lilies.