Kobi Levi: Shoe Designer & Footwear Artist

Written by Kaycee Hale
December 18th, 2013

I’m having a major “oh m’goodness, m’gracious” moment. I just ran across the fabulous, fun, and fanciful footwear designs of Kobi Levi. Currently he’s working on his women’s shoe collection in Tel-Aviv, Israel even though he has designed commercial footwear in Brazil, Italy, and China.

Levi absolutely is masterful in the creation of his artistic footwear. “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.”

The Arch Nude was inspired by the architecture of ancient palaces and castles. Arch lines define the peep-toe edges and the heel pattern shape. $850.

Violin…specially designed for the “8 Variations for Stradivari” exhibition at Cremona, Italy. This style is Kobi’s view of the classic instrument where the brown leather mimics the warmness of carved wood and with strings up the heel and S-shaped holes on the insole. $1,630.

 Witch-Craft. Footwear designs for Disney Villians.

Contemporary Chinese. This style combines typical Chinese culture and art imagery with a western high heel silhouette. The red and gold upper is inspired by a fierce fire dragon. $2,040.

Blond Ambition. The inspiration for this design was Madonna’s iconic look from the early 1990s–wearing a cone bra corset designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. $3,080.

Kobi Levi is a true footwear artistic genius who has achieved major international acclaim. In his Tel Aviv studio where he creates, develops, and produces limited editions of his designs, all shoes are made by hand from the highest quality materials.

Ready, set, let’s go Kobi Levi shoe shopping.

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