Isreali designer, Kobi Levi is famous for his unusual and ironic shoes being genuine sculptures to wear, inspired by animals, fruit and human body, a work of art with which you live, considering that “the shoes should have their own life”. According to the the designer “…..with or without being on the feet, instead of other things that exist just only when they are consumed”.
For his own leisure Kobi designed unique, creative and innovative shoe styles, which challenge the standard definitions of design, art and fashion to create a niche of their own. These footwear art creations were uploaded to a blog Kobi started in April 2010. Soon the blog took on a life of its own and reactions streamed in from all over the world. This over-night exposure brought Lady Gaga to use the design Double Boot in her “Born this Way” music video.
Worldwide attention and publications led to a growing demand for Kobi’s artistic styles. His email inbox filled almost overnight with thousands of requests from all over the world, asking where the unique shoes can be purchased. In July 2011 Kobi opened his studio in Tel Aviv and started to offer his original designs for sale. In the studio he creates, develops and produces limited editions from his designs. All pairs are made by hand from high-quality materials.