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Japanese Woman Spotted Wearing Heels That Look Exactly Like Pigeons

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We can't get enough of these hilarious pigeon-themed high heels, seen on the streets of Japan. Created by Kyoto Ohata, they actually serve a well-intended purpose. Ohata, who often passes through an area filled with pigeons, was concerned that her human presence was upsetting them. They scatter as she comes through, which prompted her DIY shoes shaped as pigeons.

The end result is both fashionable and funny. Look below for our detailed instructions on how to make your own pair.

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Want to make your own DIY shoes? See, step by step, how Ohata turned an ordinary pair of heels into a hilarious showpiece.

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First, the heads are carved from foam and then carefully covered with felt.

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Purchase some cheap heels and glue the body of the pigeon to the back of the shoes.

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Cut the wing pieces from a denser felt.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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