The ZVEZDOCHKA is named after a Russian space dog launched into orbit aboard Sputnik 10 on March 25 1961 along with famous Russian mannequin Ivan Ivanovich.
Thinking about a space ship, you can see the influence of a cage structure.
Alveoli style with holes of different shapes and sizes also influenced this design.
Some may comapre this to a croc, besides the color, these two shoes are worlds apart.
This shoe is one example of aerospace influence leading to footwear innovation.