Since his high school days Kobi had a strong passion for designing unique shoes. His creations can be defined as transferring the essence of daily objects into the shape of shoes. As Kobi explains it, “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. It is “alive” with or without the foot. Most of the inspirations are out of the “shoe-world”, and give the footwear an extreme transformation. The result is usually humorous with a unique point of view about footwear. Another aspect of the creation is the realization. All the pieces are hand-made in my studio. The challenging technical development is the key to bringing the design to life in the best way.”

Kobi Levi: blog

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