When discussing shoes, one might notice a certain flurry of excitement overcome any red-blooded woman. The rules of logic cannot explain why shoes, more than any other piece of clothing, leads to such a reaction. Though one person knows why, Kobi Levi’s “shoe creatures“. They might make you wonder how it’s possible to teeter on high heels inspired by chewing gum, chopsticks or toucans. But the Israeli designer says they’re intended to be worn — just ask Lady Gaga, who wore a pair of his shoes in her video, “Born this Way.”
The Israeli designer Kobi Levi specializes in designing unusual footwear that blurs the line between fashion and art. They are the jewel in the crown of shoe design. For him, the shoe is just a canvas for creating something unexpectedly beautiful. Levi graduated from bezalel academy of art & design, Jerusalem and has worked as a freelance designer since. he describes his personal shoe creations as ‘artistic footwear’ making each pair in his studio by hand. The trigger to create a new piece comes when an idea, a concept or an image comes to mind and then to life.