Check Out "Shoe-Shi": Amazing Sneaker-Shaped Sushi Art

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Chef Yujia Hu prepares traditional sushi by day but spends his off-hours creating “shoe-shi”—sushi shaped like athletic shoes, made from sashimi, seaweed, and rice.
Hu, an Italian-born Chinese sushi chef who works at Sakana Sushi in Milan, Italy, began posting his “shoe-shi” designs to Instagram 14 weeks ago. Since then, he’s created surprisingly realistic sushi replicas of Air Jordans, Vans, Adidas shower sandals, and even sneaks from the Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo Collection.
Before the shoe designs, Hu focused on sculpting NBA players out of rice balls—think Michael Jordan and LeBron James—as well as pop culture icons like “Salt Bae.” We can’t wait to see what he does next.
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A post shared by Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on Apr 5, 2017 at 3:05pm PDT
Adidas nmd by THEONIGIRIART @adidasoriginals @adidas #theonigiriart #sakanasushimilano #adidas #adidasnmd #nmd #shoes #sneakers #fashion #onigiri #adidasoriginal #adidasoriginals #onigiriscarpe
A post shared by Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on Jan 29, 2017 at 4:19am PST
“Adidas super socks” @adidasoriginals @adidas @adidasita #theonigiriart #sakanasushimilano #adidassuperstar #adidasoriginal #sneakers #sneakerart #art #artwork #onigi #sushi @hypebeast @highsnobiety
A post shared by Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on May 6, 2017 at 3:08am PDT
Nmd @adidasoriginals @adidas @highsnobiety #theonigiriart #sakanasushimilano #adidas #adidasnmd #nmd #sneakers #sneakerart #shoes #onigiri #adidasoriginal #highsnobiety #streetstyle #streetwear #milanodesignweek2017 #designweek #fuorisalone2017 #shoeshi
A post shared by Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on Apr 8, 2017 at 2:39am PDT
Vans by THEONIGIRIART @vans @vans_europe @highsnobiety #theonigiriart #sakanasushimilano #vans #vansoldskool #shoes #sneakers #sneakerart #onigiri #skateboard #skate #skater #streetstyle #streetwear #milanodesignweek2017 #designweek #fuorisalone2017 #shoeshi
A post shared by Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on Apr 9, 2017 at 2:40am PDT
Adidas Superstar by THEONIGIRIART @adidasoriginals @adidas #theonigiriart #sakanasushimilano #onigiri #adidas #adidasoriginal #adidassuperstar #sneakers #fashion #adidasshoes #onigiriscarpe
A post shared by Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on Feb 13, 2017 at 5:43am PST
The evolution of sneakers part 2 🍙😁 @adidas @adidasoriginals @adidashoops #theonigiriart #sakanasushimilano #adidas #sneakers #sneakerart #flipflops #slippers #onigiri #streetwear #streetstyle #highsnobiety @highsnobiety #shoeshi
A post shared by Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on Apr 19, 2017 at 5:53am PDT
Theonigirishoes 😎 #theonigiriart #sakanasushimilano #sneakers #basketballshoes #HardenVol1 #kyrie2 #dame3 #yeezy #superstar #huarache #nmd #airjordan #adidas #nike #nikebasket #adidassuperstar #adidasoriginals #onigiri #art #arte #kyrieirving #damianlillard #kanyewest #pharellwilliams @adidashoops #shoeshi
A post shared by Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on Mar 23, 2017 at 5:15pm PDT
“Sesame Bae” @nusr_et #theonigiriart #sakanasushimilano #onigiri #saltbae #turkey #meat #saltlife #salt
A post shared by Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on Feb 6, 2017 at 8:47am PST
“Kanye West on Yeezy ” @kanyewest @yeezyboosts @yeezymafia @adidasoriginals @adidasita @hypebeast @highsnobiety #theonigiriart #sakanasushimilano #sneakers #sneakerart #onigiri #art #artwork #kanyewest #yeezyboost350
A post shared by Yujia Hu (@theonigiriart) on May 4, 2017 at 3:26am PDT
To see more of his creative sushi designs, follow Hu on Instagram.

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