Forget Jimmy Choos – these fabulous ‘Jimmy Cheese’ shoes prove that stinky feet and high fashion make a tasty combination.
Fashion student Lisa Dillon from Bath Spa University designed and made the ‘Jimmy Cheese’ shoes using West Country cheddar.
The budding fashionista from the Department of Fashion, Textile and 3D Design crafted the high heels from cheese and bread.
A block of cheddar was sculpted to make the heel and a stale cheese sandwich was used for part of the platform sole.
The front of the shoe was moulded from more cheddar and extra cheese was melted and shaped to embellish the design.
A range of cheesey footwear by students from Bath Spa Universirty will be displayed at the 2011 Royal Bath & West Show to promote the region’s cheese.
Pilgrims Choice Cheddar have commissioned the range using their own cheese to launch a national ”cheese couture” competition.
Spokeswoman Hannah Jenkins said: ”Our sponsorship of the National Cheese Awards has become the high point of the year for consumers and visitors to the Show who love cheese.
”We had an incredible response from the public last year to our Cheese Sculpture Awards Class, where we show-cased the World’s largest cheese sculpture ever recognised.
”This year, we are set to go one step further and I can promise visitors they won’t be disappointed!”
More details of the competition can be found here.
The shoes can be seen at The Royal Bath and West Show from 1 to 4 June at the Bath & West Showground at Shepton Mallet in Somerset.