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
  • Banana GunsTuesday, October 31, 2017 at 9:53 am
    Bananas are awesome!!!!!!!Jake Paul!!
    • umbreon07
      umbreon07Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 9:01 am
      Those were weird, but interesting
      • EmilyWednesday, February 1, 2017 at 2:57 pm
        I did too! I would buy a pair of those any day. The gum ones looked awesome as well. Great for April fools Day!
        • lemonadeWednesday, December 28, 2016 at 4:39 pm
          • SuperhotkidTuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:42 am
            This is pretty cool 😎
            • smartfox
              smartfoxSaturday, September 10, 2016 at 9:09 am
              They should make emoji shoes😜😜😜😜
              • smartfox
                smartfoxSaturday, September 10, 2016 at 9:09 am
                • smartfox
                  smartfoxSaturday, September 10, 2016 at 9:09 am
                  Ooh chewing gum?
                  • smartfox
                    smartfoxSaturday, September 10, 2016 at 9:08 am
                    There is a banana
                    • #coolMonday, May 9, 2016 at 1:08 pm
                      Even tho i don't like heels that is really creative
                      • smartfox
                        smartfoxSaturday, September 10, 2016 at 9:08 am
                        So true