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I’ve dropped everything to become a shoemaker!

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These days I have folded high-heel shoes in all styles and for all occasions:

  • Piet Mondrian-style shoes to attend the opening of an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art
  • Piccaso-style shoes to stroll through the streets of Paris
  • Tarot-style shoes to advance into an auspicious future
  • Cow-skin high-fashion shoes for a night of dancing in a Vermont barn
  • Red shoes to tip-toe into a forbidden garden
  • Black shoes with golden inserts to march on a red carpet
  • Tropical lemon-green shoes for dancing to the sound of guitars, clarinets and bongo in Old Havana
  • Recycled paper shoes to take some steps to save the planet…

Each pair of these designer shoes fits the spirit of each of the women to whom I will give them at Christmas.

Photos © Leyla Torres. Folded by Leyla Torres.

Note: These shoes are my versions of a model I was taught by a friend of mine. I don’t know who is the designer. I believe it is of Japanese origin.  I welcome  information about their origin.

I do not have diagrams or videos available for distribution.

{ 13 comments… add one }
  • Angelica Martins de Resende March 29, 2013, 7:35 am

    A ideia de fazer o video e muito bom,seria insetos , sapatinhos.Pois voce trabalha muito bem , parabens.

  • sneha May 5, 2012, 2:14 pm

    these are simply WOW!!
    plz plz plz plz plzzzzzz cn u make a video n post it on ur blog???

  • Farlyn Charlot-Hicks March 5, 2012, 1:24 pm

    Wow! As a shoe lover your work has truly made me smile. I will have to find a way to incorporate this into my blog.
    Great work!!!

  • Pipida January 4, 2012, 10:43 pm

    Leila, please record a video to teach us !!!!! I want so much…

    • Leyla Torres January 4, 2012, 10:46 pm

      I have not been able to contact the creator for permission. If I can, some day I will make a video. Thank you.

  • Pipida December 17, 2011, 9:51 pm

    Leila, please record a video to teach us !!!!!

  • Pipida December 17, 2011, 9:47 pm

    Carla, you have to send me this diagram? I would love to have it

  • Karla October 9, 2011, 12:33 pm

    Dear Leyla
    Nyodo Inoue is the designer of this model. It was published in MONTHLY ORIGAMI MAGAZINE, May 2010 (no. 417) p. 28-29, diagrammed by Terumi Tatsumi.

    Kind regards from Switzerland

    • Leyla Torres October 10, 2011, 11:04 am

      Thank you Karla for this information. I’ll try to check out this magazine.

  • luciacara August 21, 2011, 1:27 pm

    Marvelous post & models :)

  • Tereza Mello June 20, 2011, 2:21 pm

    Como dobrar estes maravilhosos sapatinhos

    • Leyla Torres June 20, 2011, 3:32 pm

      Lo siento Tereza, no sé quién es el diseñador y no tengo permiso para hacer un video.

  • Tereza Mello June 20, 2011, 2:20 pm

    gostaria de ver video dos sapatinhos lindos demais

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