Video Of The Week — Ready For Some "Shoe-Shi?"

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Photo Credit :Yujia Hu via Instagram

Milan-based sushi chef Yujia Hu is making headlines with his innovative “shoe-shi” creations. The intricate works of art that resemble popular sneakers are made using strands of black seaweed called nori, sashimi, rice, and any other edible ingredients needed to recreate the streetwear it is being modeled after.

The China-born food artist, who works at his family’s restaurant Sakana, has created everything from Air Jordans to Vans to Supreme slides. Due to the incredible detail, every “shoe-shi,” takes between 20 to 30 minutes to make. However, the bite-sized masterpieces are not meant to be just admired – Hu intends them to be devoured just like normal sushi.

Photo Credit: Yujia Hu via Instagram

“I began creating onigiri art, at first, just for fun, but then I started being very passionate about it and love what I am doing,” says the 28-year-old who has gained worldwide fame since he began posting his work to Instagram earlier this year.

Hu’s creativity does not end with shoes. He has also used fish and rice to create replicas of a range of NBA superstars and internationally-renowned artists and actors, including characters from Star Wars and former US President Barack Obama. What’s next? The talented chef says, “I have been thinking about recreating the dragon of Game of Thrones, but I have to study it a lot because it’s pretty difficult, it has a lot of details.”

Resources: thrillist.com,time.com

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1633 Comments
  • xdjonathan10
    xdjonathan10Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:40 am
    shoe shi looks cool i love sneakers
    • supercell_games
      supercell_gamesTuesday, March 3, 2020 at 4:55 pm
      Okay when they made gummy bears i freaked AND NOW THERES SHOE-SHI!!??
      • xxicewolvesxx
        xxicewolvesxxThursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:46 am
        Ive never tried sushi so...IM SCARED TO TRY SHOE-SHI ;c
        • whywhouldyou45
          whywhouldyou45Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:46 am
          do not be afraid just eat it thats how i learned
        • jilli_fono
          jilli_fonoTuesday, February 18, 2020 at 1:25 pm
          I'm sorry, raw fish ix not my thing, but it is really cool!!!👟+🍱=shoeshi
          • jmcaswell27
            jmcaswell27Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 12:53 pm
            I love sushi#yummmmmmm
            • traeheart77
              traeheart77Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:17 am
              Where are the Vans. You cannot say there are vans if you don't show us them. But i like the creation. Shoes + Sushi = Shoe-Shi. P.S. I hate sushi.
              • violetlfrazier
                violetlfrazierMonday, February 3, 2020 at 9:57 am
                this is my favorite food....................I WANT THE SHOESHI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • dolphincorn
                  dolphincornSunday, January 5, 2020 at 7:16 am
                  That is so cool 👟➕🍣= shoeshi?
                  • codenamebossy
                    codenamebossyThursday, January 2, 2020 at 8:21 am
                    Not a fan of sushi but wow.🍣+👟 = this
                    • little_angel27
                      little_angel27Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 8:06 pm
                      "this" =" edible shoe"???
                    • master_gamer27
                      master_gamer27Friday, December 6, 2019 at 10:51 am
                      I was the one who made it
                      • iverson3
                        iverson3Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8:43 am
                        No you was not
                        • whywhouldyou45
                          whywhouldyou45Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:48 am
                          yeah what she said