Body Painted Shoes Illusion


Now this is something you don’t see every day! Body painting with soul… err, I meant sole! Temptu, a company which concentrates on airbrush makeup and cosmetic innovations, painted some smelly feet for the NY Magazine. When New York Magazine needed to recreate the appearance of shoes on actual feet, using just makeup, they contacted Temptu. Body paint artists, John Maurad and Jenai Chin created the results you see below for the article titled “You Walk Wrong”. Their work includes a traditional wing tip for men, a pair of Christian Louboutin heels, and an old-school Adidas Gazelle shoe. Adidas one is so incredibly rendered on the bare foot, it’s hard to believe it’s not even real! The only problem with these, is that I can’t decide whether to choose the slip one, or Adidas one as my favorite. So I think I’ll go with both (but they still aren’t even close to the sexy shoe we covered last month)!

  • Anonymous

    omg i was like “why is there a pic of a shoe on illusion of the day?” then i looked at the toes and i was like “omg those are painted on!” ;)

  • mn,

    That looks awesome.

  • Anonymous

    lol hilarious!!!!!!!
    am i the first comment???

  • meh

    the heel one is kinda creepy

  • Jesse

    the only convincing one is the high-heeled one.

  • Anonymous

    Very Nice

  • Hanna

    I really want that last shoe! It’s so beautiful… Pity it’s painted. Well never mind, very nice and believable.

  • Strawberry

    Looks real.

  • Anonymous

    This is really cool actually! Too bad people have toes.. It would have been even more real without! :)

  • Looby

    that must have tickled so much!

  • leggs1

    The heel one is the one look closely and you will see the foot…

  • Mary

    That high heeled shoe must’ve tickled!

  • Anonymous

    kinda cool… but for some reason these kinda gross me out! :S

  • Anonymous

    the last one is the coolest! until i read the description i totally thought that some 1 made these shoes and tat they werent painted on! THERE AWSM!!

  • Anonymous

    ewwwww.. i hate feet!!!! yuky!!

  • Anonymous

    That first one should have shaved first. Revolting.

  • paperclippe

    So cool. I love the painted bodies/hands/feet illusions.

  • SourKat

    Wth? Thats creepy

  • Cheese

    omg i love these!!! especially the heel!!!

    i agree: too bad people have toes! and foot hair. on the 1st one, u could see how he has hair on it. weird.

    but i love these!! awesome….

  • Anonymous

    lol look at da first one u can see hair LOL

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone else wonder how long it takes to get all that paint off?!

  • DIVA

    This is like awesome and scary at the same time.

    I’m not sure how i feel about this actually.

  • FaQ

    Incredible pieces of work!
    If you cover up the toes, the rest hardly seem like they’re painted on. Wow!

  • Heijru

    cool shoes ^^

  • Tristan

    That is totally crazy! I don;t know how the artist gets it looking so real…

  • Anonymous

    the brown shoe’s foot hair looks dirty

  • Anonymous

    if you look close, you can see hair on the wingtip foot. lol I’d like to see the last one from the side, It looks like a real heel but a painted ‘shoe’

  • Pando

    i think they are pretty cool

  • Anonymous

    really cool, the heel one was the neatest.

  • gagan


  • chhi

    These look realllyyy cool !! The laces on the second shoe look real.

  • Sean

    I like the first one the best!


  • Whazizname

    The last is the most convincing ‘cos you can’t see the toes

  • Alycia

    I loove the high heel one! its the most convincing!


    ok 1 one:You can guess it is painted becase of the dirty,gross,yucky foot hair. But still every body does have foot hair,right.OK i know you guys and girls can not stand it sometimes,but at least it is not scary or something like that right.2,ok it is really cool for some people who love painted things, and for some people who like soccer.but what if you where that painter.Would you like it then.feel how good it must be to have that money,but still.what if you messed would not be happy . people like not messed-up things. ok 3 ,really really REALLY cool i must admit.but still,why do you want you foot would mess up your clothes shoes socks, etc. and who knows how long it would take to wash off. nobody knows . but i still admit,3 is he coolest!

  • Nicole


  • An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality. The information gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to give a percept that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source.

  • this is the only solution for those who want to wear shoes but they dont have…just kidding….nice art…:-D

  • dragon fire 3000

    the laces on the second one look so real!!!

  • Petque

    nice pics here and interesting too.

  • littleladygoldie

    the first shoe had hair on it… heehhehe.. loved the third one… =D

  • weird chick who posts comments on illusions

    WOAH!! and ya that ewwwy foot hair. nassssty!

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  • Thanos

    have i mentioned how sexy the last one is?? i love it

  • peoplerblind

    very creative, and artistic
    I dont know why people have so much trouble understanding that it is the artists’ expression …the hair is not important, the toes are there because it’s a painted foot…use some common sense if u’r gonna criticize someones’ work…u only make your selves look ignorant..

  • Elliot

    coooool i wonder if people do this and just walk outside with no shoes on lol that would be cool :)

  • nerj

    Nice work of arts, i like all those three, just don’t look at the toes..

  • The last one is soo realistic

  • Banjo8


    you should listen to ur name cause what u said didn’t really make sense

  • NoriMori

    OMG once I saw pics of painted-on clothes! I was like WTF that doesn’t look painted on!!! Lol, but it’s easier to fake clothes than to fake shoes… On shoes, the toes kinda stand out if they’re just painted… XD But not if you’re doing sandals! They could pull it off then…how come there’re no pics of that??

  • nice paint….

  • DAIA


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    good world

  • jennifer

    these are pretty awesome!

  • shadow

    i want one of those

  • leila

    OMG thts sooo cool i love the heels

  • Grace

    The stillettos must have taken a LOT of tiptoeing (or standing up whichever)

  • Blah

    It’s easy to tell because of the wrinkles in their feet… :3

  • Simply mindblowing.I fooled many of my friends by showing these pics.No one was able to tell the difference.

  • Mcfly11

    all i can say is ew

  • nonya

    holy fuck how did the heel get there

  • Niiiiiiiiiiiice :D

  • Muammar

    Its amazing …..its natural god given art.

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