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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Coffee Heels from Kobi Levi

Wednesdays are hump days. And after having maybe a little bit too much fun on Taco Tuesday, there’s no doubt you’re needing coffee throughout the day today. Kobi Levi strikes again with high-heeled mules fashioned after coffee in coffee pots. You can see the majority of the shoe mimics the coffee pot while the heel is the coffee pouring out of the pot. Pretty neat stuff. The black “Diner” version offers your more run-of-the-mill, everyday coffee pot. Of course, if you want to keep it real classy, there’s the white “Porcelain” version too.

Kobi Levi Coffee - Diner Version. Photo: Kobi Levi

Kobi Levi Coffee - Diner Version. Photo: Kobi Levi


Kobi Levi Coffee - Porcelain Version. Photo: Kobi Levi

Kobi Levi Coffee - Porcelain Version. Photo: Kobi Levi

Weird Shoe Wednesday: Mother & Daughter Shoes from Kobi Levi

My apologies for being absent last week. We’re going through lots of exciting changes at Shoe Metro and I guess Weird Shoe Wednesdays just got lost in the shuffle.

These are what I was planning to post up last week when it would’ve been on-time for Mother’s Day. Kobi Levi is at it yet again with his Mother & Daughter pumps. They’re mary jane pumps where the heel is actually just a smaller version of the upper, bringing to life the mother-daughter concept.

Photo: Kobi Levi

Photo: Kobi Levi

Photo: Kobi Levi

Photo: Kobi Levi

While I get the concept, I wonder if Levi was trying to make some sort of statement about parenting by having the heel, which supports the upper, represent the daughter. Do parents need children more than the children need parents? Anyway, Happy Belated Mothers Day!

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Kobi Levi’s Bird Pumps

As if dinosaur shoes and giraffe heels weren’t enough, Kobi Levi has thrown his hat into the “shoes that look like animals” ring. His latest series of creations, the Bird Series, mimics a duck, a swan, and a toucan using each bird’s beak as the heel. With the bird theme, maybe these high heels should instead be called high flying heels. *rimshot*

Photo: Kobi Levi

Photo: Kobi Levi


Photo: Kobi Levi

Photo: Kobi Levi


Photo: Kobi Levi

Photo: Kobi Levi

Courtesy of the incomparable Kobi Levi.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Olive Oyl Heels (But No Popeye)

Once again, Kobi Levi goes and weirds us out with one of his creations. Continuing his tribute to classic female icons as he did with his Madonna pumps, Levi presents the Olive Oyl heels. His Olive Oyl heels are, of course, inspired by Olive Oyl of Popeye fame. Levi smartly mimics Olive Oyl’s hairbun and neckline with the shoes. If he had designed the shoes around her toothpick of a body, the shoes would probably be extra, extra, EXTRA narrow (something like AAAAA width). Hopefully, someone follows up with a pair of Popeye shoes, though I wonder how his ginormous forearms would translate into footwear.

Photo: Kobi Levi

Photo: Kobi Levi

Courtesy of Kobe Levi.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Madonna Cone Bra Heels

If you’ve ever wanted to feel “like a virgin,” you could try out these Madonna-inspired pumps. The heel-less ‘Blond Ambition’ pumps take their name from Madonna’s Blond Ambition tour in 1990 when she first debuted the now-iconic cone bra outfit to perform “Like A Virgin.” You can see these pumps have pretty much everything: the hair, the bra, corset-like lacing, and even a microphone acting as a sort of mary jane strap.

From Kobi Levi, who you might remember for several other novelty designs.

Photo: Kobi Levi

Photo: Kobi Levi


Photo: Kobi Levi

Photo: Kobi Levi

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Cats, Slingshots, Gum, and Shoes

Designer Kobi Levi has designed a variety of novelty shoes with quirky ideas. I don’t know if these are actual shoes or just concept designs–I’d think they were just concepts if the Chewing Gum shoes below weren’t actually being worn on a foot–but nonetheless, they’re pretty clever. These were my three favorites that I culled but you can see more at Kobi Levi’s blog (fair warning: two of the designs–’XXX’ and ‘Blow’–are definitely NSFW).

All photos: Kobi Levi