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These Disney Villains-Inspired Shoes Are ‘Wicked’
By Anthea Quay, 07 May 2013
Israeli-born footwear designer Kobi Levi comes up with kinkiest shoes that could be considered as “wearable sculptures”.
For his series inspired by Disney villains, he draws on the unique and distinct characters and temperaments of Ursula from ‘The Little Mermaid’, Maleficent from ‘Sleeping Beauty’, and the Evil Queen from ‘Snow White’.
Each of the shoes in the ‘Witch-Craft’ series has a villains’ face (that the shoes is channeling) hand-painted on the insole.
The Maleficent shoes are a pair of shiny black pointy-toed shoes with her stylized headpiece and cape.
The Ursula shoes are sling-back sandals reminiscent of her Octopus dress and body.
Lastly, the Evil Queen shoes are heel-less peep toes that have crowns that wrap around its wearers’ ankles—its peep-toe hole is intended for wearers to complete it with their painted toe nail, resembling the Evil Queen's jewelry that holds her cape.
“Walt Disney characters represent the ultimate fantasy. I loved them as a child and still do today,” Levi said in a statement about his Villains designs for Disney. “Their Naivety captures and makes me feel like I’m in a magical world.”
“The Villains are special because they are iconic and interesting. My choice to work with Ursula, Maleficent and the Evil Queen was an easy one: I always loved them. Although they are all stereotypes, each one has her uniqueness and a distinct character and temperament.”
[via Kobi Levi and MaisonMouse.com]
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