Thursday, 13 January 2011

Novelty Shaped Shoes

I recently came across a shoe designer by the name of Kobi Levi. Levi graduated from the Bezalel academy of Art & Design (Jerusalem). He now specializes in footwear design. In the past 5 years he has collaborated with Skinsfootwear and is currently working on his own shoe line for men in Israel. Developed industrial footwear in both Italy, China and Brazil. His work is presented in various exhibitions in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Tokyo, Verona, St. Etienne and Berlin.

Kobi Levi: 'When I design a shoe I think about it as a sculpture to wear, an art piece you live with. You and your body affect its look and it affects yours. Footwear should have its life with and without being on the feet, on the contrary to cloths that exist only when being worn'.

(via The Virtual Shoe Museum )

I love the element of humour that he has brought to the humble high heel from banana shoes to children's slide...

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