Image: Kobi Levi – Footwear Design
The work of Israeli artist and designer Kobi Levi may turn heads – but they’ll be directed towards the ground, as it’s feet that are his own personal walking galleries. Levi fashions representations of everything from banana peels to shopping carts into outrageous – and expensive – shoes. He has come to international attention, featuring in print and web publications including Marie Claire Greece, Glamour Italy and New York magazine. And celebrity feet have even walked a mile (or thereabouts) in his creations. Whoopi Goldberg wore his Chewing Gum heels while interviewing President Obama on The View, and Lady Gaga was clad in Levi’s Double Boot design in her “Born This Way” music video. Animals, in particular, seem to be a frequent source of inspiration for Levi, and his website boasts an array of beasts in shoe form, all waiting to take their first steps.