Outrageous Shoe Designs


257 Words 2-Minute Listen

Straps, rubber soles, white shoelaces - all words that come to mind when thinking about shoes. But how about dog-faces, bananas, and tongues?

Kobi Levi a young Israeli designer creates humorous depictions of real-life objects or people, in the form of a shoe.

His creations based on banana skins, slingshots, chewing gum, and even rocking chairs are what he dubs as wearable sculpture. The freelance designer believes that unlike clothes that exist only when being worn, shoes should be 'alive' whether they are on or off the feet.

Mr. Levi constructs his shoes out of leather, metal, and even wood. However, he insists they can also be worn. He usually creates one to fit his own shoe size because he is curious of how they feel on the feet.

His innovative way of making art come alive is similar to that of the late Alexander McQueen. Mr. McQueen was famous for his "armadillo" shoe, as well as, many other unusual heel shapes.

Lady Gaga, known for her eccentric sense of style, wore McQueen's armadillo heels in one of her music videos last year. But if you think the lobster-claw shape is terrifying, prepare to be even more shocked. Gaga has also been seen defying gravity in shoes with no heel at all - And, she performed wearing them!

Designers create art with so much sole...but, would YOU dare to wear a pair of banana slip-ons, heel-less sneakers, or gum stilettos? To check out some more of Kobe Levi's outrageous fashions go to kobilevidesign.blogspot.com.


Cite Article
  • eidas
    eidasMonday, May 18, 2020 at 11:05 am
    I would wear the brown dog one's!
    • glowinq_stxrs
      glowinq_stxrsMonday, May 18, 2020 at 10:02 am
      Those shoes look... funky to me..
      • meisdancer
        meisdancerMonday, May 18, 2020 at 8:26 am
        WOW that is cool but the shoes are interesting (in a good way!)
        • lolipoperz
          lolipoperzMonday, May 18, 2020 at 6:07 am
          Dude these are so ugly
          • animereina2020
            animereina2020Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8:42 am
            Lol! I think I will wear the banana ones!😂
            • animereina2020
              animereina2020Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8:39 am
              I heard that Lady Gaga once wore RAW MEAT as a dress! I found this in one of " Riply's Believe it or Not " books, and they say everything is true in their books!🙀😱 Like if you LOVE these books👍
              • lolipoperz
                lolipoperzMonday, May 18, 2020 at 6:06 am
                Lol I read them too!😯
                • animereina2020
                  animereina2020Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8:11 pm
                  They are all really interesting!
              • scarletSunday, August 11, 2019 at 2:57 pm
                wow i want the banana ones!
                • looop
                  looopTuesday, May 29, 2018 at 8:58 am
                  why, why would i wear these
                  • hTuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10:02 am
                    I like banana shoes
                    • glowinq_stxrs
                      glowinq_stxrsMonday, May 18, 2020 at 10:09 am
                      No offense but banana shoes look weird in my opinion
                    • Banana GunsTuesday, October 31, 2017 at 9:53 am
                      Bananas are awesome!!!!!!!Jake Paul!!