Balmain Fall 2014 collections are inspired by military and samurai dress. mixed with jungle influenced animal prints. The shoes are obviously jungle inspired, featuring bamboo shaped heels and rope weaved upper. The leather rope intertwined upper reminded us of the rattan-weaved web, which are connected with leather pieces and have a back zipper opening.
Other than leather ropes, the designer also used regular fabric ropes to emphasize the theme. Ropes are knotted in the middle and extended to the sole and the back zipper piece. On one of the sandal designs, the fabric ropes are reinforced with golden ties at the front, very tribal symbolic.