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Turn Your Favorite Shoes Into Delicious "Shoe-Shi"

For some people, sneakers can be an obsession. Upgrade your kicks by tasting a sushi version of your shoes. Sushi chef and artist, Yujia Hu has been making waves on Instagram for his inventive sushi creations.

Hu has been able to transform everyday sushi into works of art. Creators note that he uses “black seaweed nori and smooth slips of pink fish to give each –rice base shoe-shi its designer features.”

Classic "Tuna Converse All Star " @converse @converse_cons #theonigiriart #sakanasushimilano #converse #converseallstar #sneakers #sneakerart #shoeshi #onigiri #sushi #skater @highsnobiety @hypebeast

1,128 Likes, 31 Comments - Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on Instagram: "Classic "Tuna Converse All Star " @converse @converse_cons #theonigiriart #sakanasushimilano..."

 

The artist mainly creates well-known sneakers and has so far recreated everything from Air Jordans to Vans Old Skools. He has also made his own shoe-shi rendition of Adidas NMDs, Nike Slides, Adidas Dame 3s and Dame 3s. If you scroll down to his earlier works, there are also a few designer brand heels for the ladies! For those folks out there who are shoe fanatics, you may want to follow his ever-growing page.

 

-Nike Vapor Rice- @nike @nikesportswear @nikelab . . . . . . . #theonigiriart #yujiahu #sushisneakers #shoeshi #sakanasushimilano #streetstyle #onigiri #sushi #sushiart #artwork #sneakerart #sneakerheads #sneakernews #sneakercollector #kicks #kickstagram #kicksoftheday #streetstyle #visualoflife #createexplore #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #justgoshoot #visualgang #vsco #vscocam #nike #vapormax #nikevapor

1,296 Likes, 10 Comments - Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on Instagram: "-Nike Vapor Rice- @nike @nikesportswear @nikelab . . . . . . . #theonigiriart #yujiahu..."

 

Theonigiriart x Adidas @adidasoriginals @adidashoops @adidas @adidasita . . . . . . . #theonigiriart #yujiahu #sushisneakers #shoeshi #sakanasushimilano #streetstyle #onigiri #sushi #sushiart #artwork #sneakerart #sneakerheads #sneakernews #sneakercollector #kicks #kickstagram #kicksoftheday #streetstyle #visualoflife #createexplore #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #justgoshoot #visualgang #vsco #vscocam #adidas

855 Likes, 14 Comments - Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on Instagram: "Theonigiriart x Adidas @adidasoriginals @adidashoops @adidas @adidasita . . . . . . ...."

 

Recently, the sushi king has jumped from kicks and started to create people as well as other accessories. The artist has made his own sushi version of Frida Kahlo to Lebron James. Each design has intricate seaweed details that make them almost too good-looking to eat. For those who are wondering, yes Hu did add in Frida’s infamous unibrow!

"Chirachi" @champion @hypebeast @highsnobiety #theonigiriart #sakanasushimilano #champion #sushi #onigiri #streetwear #streetstyle #highsnobiety #hypebeast #yujiahu

910 Likes, 13 Comments - Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on Instagram: ""Chirachi" @champion @hypebeast @highsnobiety #theonigiriart #sakanasushimilano #champion #sushi..."

The original Frida Kahlo - edited by @chrisangelat ????#teamonigiriart . . . . . . . #theonigiriart #yujiahu #frida #fridakahlo #sakanasushimilano #onigiri #sushi #sushiart #artwork #createexplore #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #vsco #vscocam

1,179 Likes, 31 Comments - Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on Instagram: "The original Frida Kahlo - edited by @chrisangelat ????#teamonigiriart . . . . . . . #theonigiriart..."

The King ???? @kingjames . . . . . . . #theonigiriart #yujiahu #sushisneakers #shoeshi #sakanasushimilano # #streetstyle #visualoflife #createexplore #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #justgoshoot #visualgang #vsco #vscocam #lebronjames #king #kingjames #lebron #nike #basket #nba #nbaart #clevelandcavaliers #cavs #sushi #sushiart

800 Likes, 18 Comments - Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on Instagram: "The King ???? @kingjames . . . . . . . #theonigiriart #yujiahu #sushisneakers #shoeshi..."

 

He has also delved into the word of making jackets and even covers of magazines! Every item Hu creates is beautifully designed but still manages to look extremely delicious.

Gushi angry cat ???? @gucci . . . . . . . #theonigiriart #yujiahu #sushisneakers #shoeshi #sakanasushimilano #streetstyle #onigiri #sushi #sushiart #artwork #sneakerart #sneakerheads #sneakernews #sneakercollector #kicks #kickstagram #kicksoftheday #streetstyle #visualoflife #createexplore #exploretocreate #peoplescreative #justgoshoot #visualgang #vsco #vscocam #gushi #gucci #mfw #mfw2017

1,052 Likes, 16 Comments - Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on Instagram: "Gushi angry cat ???? @gucci . . . . . . . #theonigiriart #yujiahu #sushisneakers #shoeshi..."

 

Our only question is what happens to the shoe-shi and other creations after he is completed the project? Just saying, we would be willing to eat a Gucci purse or slides shoe-shi if we were invited over for dinner! It’s probably the closest we’d ever get to owning a piece of the designer brand.

 

Sarah is a Hufflepuff living in NYC. When she is not traveling or talking to random animals, she is working as a script writer. Tweet her at @lumpyspacederp