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These shoes are not for walking.

03-2-L-“A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes” showcases more than 60 unique shoe designs by current or former students of Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. The exhibit runs through February 13 at the Parasol Projects Gallery, 208 Bowery in Lower Manhattan.

03-3-L-Gal-Souva-Jenga-2015-Photographer-Roni-MattesThe shoes draw inspiration from sources as diverse as Jewish mourning customs, medieval armor, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album cover, the sound made by flip-flop sandals, and the board game Jenga.

03-4-L-Hannah-Zinger-Bauhaus-Shoe-2015-2016-Photographer-Tomer-FruchterAnd of course, the German Bauhaus movement. In Hannah Zinger’s design, the toes and heels are carved from wooden blocks and the middle is left as an empty space.

JTA Wire Service

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