**This is an example of some of the work I was involved with when I worked for a company called Theatrical Shoemakers. We made costume shoes for film, theatre, television etc**
If you live in the UK, you may have seen this in last Friday's Metro newspaper...
It's the first official picture of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in the new Batman film The Dark Knight Rises to be released this summer.
Cor! Look at those boots, and how helpful of her to stand in such a way that she shows off
her bum those killer heels!
Now that some official pictures have been released, I thought I'd take the opportunity to give you a closer look at the various boots we at Theatrical Shoemakers made for Anne Hathaway's Catwoman.
Thigh high leather boots with platform sole and special knife heels.
First up, a close look at those excellent heels. They were made especially for these boots (though not by us), and they resemble knives - they have a sharp edge running along the back of the heel and a serrated section on the inside curve of the heel. These ones were cast in clear plastic (you can see the strengthening metal rod running through it) which made it easier for us to see exactly what we were doing when attaching screws through the insole and into the heels (without poking through the heel). They were later painted silver by the film's costume department.
These heels are crazily high and you can't easily run around and do stunts in them, so we were asked to make other boots in a range of heel height for Anne Hathaway as well as her stunt double.
A low heel, a wedge and a mid-height heel option, all without platforms. The higher heel on the right was covered with silver leather so that at a glance it would look like the silver knife heels.
You can see she's wearing the wedge version while riding her crazy motorbike here.