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Freelance footwear designer Kobi Levi turns shoes into art for the feet. My favorites of his many impressive designs are his interpretations of birds into fine leather footwear for women. The high-heeled shoes are imaginative and yet, attractive. Each piece is hand-made in his studio.
Bird Series, 2011
Also worth noting are his 2010 domestic pet animal inspired heels, such as these Miao (Cat) and Dog shoes.
About the designer:
Kobi Levi (above) graduated from the Bezalel academy of art & design in Jerusalem. He is currently working on his women's shoe line in Tel-Aviv, Israel and has designed commercial footwear in Italy, China and Brazil.
"In my artistic footwear design the shoe is my canvas. The trigger to create a new piece comes when an idea, a concept and/or an image comes to mind. The combination of the image and footwear creates a new hybrid and the design/concept comes to life. The piece is a wearable sculpture." says Levi.