an artist and chef in milan is making waves with these sneaker-shaped sushi bites, which see food take the form of familiar kicks. yujia hu’s ‘shoe-shi’ bear comical monikers, like the NIKE ‘wasabi’ kyrie 2, the supreme ‘sticky’ sliders, and the yeezy ‘seaweed stripes’ zebras. while rice forms the significant part of each shoe’s silhouette, tuna, salmon, and seaweed have been used to form familiar footwear features and recognizable brand markings.

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NIKE ‘original sushi sneakers’ air jordan



yujia hu — who goes by the name theonigiriart — makes ‘shoe-shi’ at the sakana restaurant in milan. hu carefully places each of the ingredients on a meticulously-shaped pile of rice, intricately attaching tiny sheets of seaweed or fish to each form. miniature details — like thin stripes on the adidas ‘nori’ NMD, or the swoosh on the NIKE ‘original sushi sneaker’ air jordan — are applied using a toothpick. while those in milan can feast on the footwear in person, prints of the shoes are also available to purchase online

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ADIDAS ‘hu-giri’

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VANS ‘neta’ old skool

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NIKE ‘wasabi’ kyrie 2

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YEEZY ‘seaweed stripes’ zebra

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ADIDAS ORIGINALS ‘simple rice’ superstars

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SUPREME ‘sticky’ sliders

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