Kobi Levi reassures people that his shoes, fantastical as they are, really and truly are 100% wearable.
“They’re always real shoes,” Levi says in his interview with CNN, “It’s never supposed to be just a toy.”
He adds: “I make each pair one by one, and they’re strong; technically, it can function like any other high-heeled shoe. It just looks kind of more crazy than usual so people sometimes cannot believe that it is wearable.”
He’s right, it really is hard to believe that his shoes really are wearable just by looking at them. There is one surefire way to find out though and that’s by trying the shoes out for yourself.
Kobi Levi is currently accepting custom orders for a selected few of his out-of-this-world shoe styles. Email email@example.com to place an order, buy his shoes or simply to get more details.
Also make sure to check out part 1!
Inspired by the human body
Tongue shoe, 2005
Blow shoe, 2010 (Okay, so this one is technically inspired by a blow-up doll which is modeled after a human body anyway so it still fits)
Inspired by iconic images
Blond Ambition shoe, 2011
Olive Oyl shoe, 2011
Inspired by animals
Dog shoe, 2010
Miao shoe, 2010
Toucan shoe, 2011
Mallard Duck shoe, 2011
Swan shoe, 2011
Inspired by food
Banana Slip-On shoe, 2010
Coffee Porcelain Version shoe, 2011
Coffee Diner Version shoe, 2011
Credit: Kobi Levi