Lady Gaga’s Favorite Shoe Designer Kermit Tesoro Unveils Octopus Inspired Heels [PHOTOS]

Jul 02, 2015 10:38 PM EDT | By Martha Ignacio

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Lady Gaga’s been known for her bold fashion choices – including some shoes from Filipino shoe designer Kermit Tesoro.

The 27-year-old designer recently unveiled his latest creation – a platform shoe surrounded by thick jewel-toned tentacles (yes, including those suckers).

 Kermit Tesoro, "Polypodis" 2015. #kermittesoro #shoes #shoeporn #fashion #octopus #aqua #blue #art

A photo posted by Kermit Tesoro (@kermittesoro) on Jun 19, 2015 at 10:55pm PDT

The shoe is especially extraordinary given that there’s no ankle straps, buckles or anything to help one plant its foot aside from two curling tentacles near the toes and the heel of the foot.

Kermit Tesoro "POLYPODIS" 2015 A photo posted by Kermit Tesoro (@kermittesoro) on Jun 22, 2015 at 3:46am PDT

Called “Polypodis,” the shoe took inspiration from Tesoro’s vacation in Norway. In one Instagram snap featuring preserved octopi in tubes, the designer explains, “When I was at Munch Museum, Norway. I was hypnotized and suddenly gravitated toward…this.”

A photo posted by Kermit Tesoro (@kermittesoro) on Jun 26, 2015 at 8:01pm PDT

Kermit Tesoro also took to explain the process of the shoe’s creation on his social media accounts. One snap was captioned, “Planula larva” stage,” which basically shows sketches of his design as well as a sculpture of a piece of the heels.

"Planula larva" stage. A photo posted by Kermit Tesoro (@kermittesoro) on Jun 28, 2015 at 11:19pm PDT

During the “Developing stage,” Kermit intricately sculpted the shoes along with four visible tentacles in the photo.

 Developing stage. Sculpting the Polypodis.

A photo posted by Kermit Tesoro (@kermittesoro) on Jun 30, 2015 at 10:19pm PDT

The shoe was then painted in lovely jewel green and blue tones before it was given a urethane layer.

Painting and thermosetting urethane. A photo posted by Kermit Tesoro (@kermittesoro) on Jun 26, 2015 at 10:35pm PDT

Kermit Tesoro’s shoe designs often stem from natural organisms. According to StyleBible.ph, Kermit’s “design methodology has always been personal to [him].”

He continued, “I want to translate people’s deviations into my own creations. It’s like a fashion interpretation of the biological or psychological deviation of a person.”

Take a look through the photos below to see more of Kermit Tesoro’s famous and jaw-dropping creations.

My humble piece, "Black Crystal Meth" (right) at the Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel in Switzerland. A photo posted by Kermit Tesoro (@kermittesoro) on Dec 1, 2014 at 9:34pm PST

 Meanwhile...In Vienna, Austria. Hard work really pays off.

A photo posted by Kermit Tesoro (@kermittesoro) on Oct 5, 2014 at 11:21pm PDT

#kermittesoro shoes featured on Rockstar Chic. NY based coffee table book. #shoes #fashion #book A photo posted by Kermit Tesoro (@kermittesoro) on Dec 5, 2013 at 1:47am PST

 Thank you ELLE! #ellemagazine #elle #shoes #shoeporn #kermittesoro

A photo posted by Kermit Tesoro (@kermittesoro) on Oct 22, 2013 at 2:53am PDT

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