Small but perfectly formed: The tiny designer shoes so little they cannot be worn


These shoes weren't made for walking: How shoemaker has scaled down his workload in retirement

This beautiful designer footwear would be coveted by any shoe lover looking for the perfect summer buy.

The gorgeous range features a dazzling mix of rainbow stripes and platform heels.

But sadly, these sensational sandals are too minuscule for even the tiniest foot.

Tiny toes: Manuel Bordera has devoted great love and attention to these miniature marvels

Tiny toes: Manuel Bordera has devoted great love and attention to these miniature marvels

Shoe-in: The designer's amazing collection has been honed in his workroom with special tools

Shoe-in: The designer's amazing collection has been honed in his workroom with special tools

Each of the unique creations was
fashioned with painstaking love and attention by 71-year-old Manuel
Bordera, from Alicante in Spain.

The pensioner, who spent his life making shoes, decided to scale down his workload on his retirement and turn to designing high heels in the smallest sizes he could manage.

'It's my passion for shoes that spurs me on,' said the inspirational artist.

'I started designing and making the miniature shoes in my spare time and it just carried on from there.

'Little by little the collection grew. I already have more than 200 pairs which are all completely different from one another.'

Feat of engineering: The 71-year-old used to make full-sized shoes and scaled down the operation after his retirement

Feat of engineering: The 71-year-old used to make full-sized shoes and scaled down the operation after his retirement

Manuel Bordera holding one of his shoes

Manuel Borderas shoes he created

Pretty little things: The artisan has more than 200 colourful pairs

The gorgeous range is carefully handmade using high quality materials and includes dainty pastel-coloured mules, elegant courts, funky slingbacks and sky-high wedges.

And each fit comfortably in the palm of a hand.

'I've always been interested in the challenges that come with the most difficult and complicated designs,' added Mr Bordera.

'The most attractive and difficult ones are always the most satisfying when they are finished.'

Trendsetters will only be disappointed that these shoes are too small for even the most petite feet.