satsuki ohata molds fondue slippers to perfectly fit your feet
satsuki ohata molds fondue slippers to perfectly fit your feet satsuki ohata molds fondue slippers to perfectly fit your feet
jun 02, 2014
satsuki ohata molds fondue slippers to perfectly fit your feet


satsuki ohata molds fondue slippers to perfectly fit your feet
all photos by shouta kikuchi / courtesy of satsuki ohata

 

 

 

japanese designer satsuki ohata has formed the ‘fondue slipper’, a pair of shoes which perfectly match the shape of the wearer’s foot by casting a quick-drying liquid mold of their feet. the process is similar to that of a familiar, participatory meal: cheese fondue — a snack which has been a source of aesthetic influence for ohata. by dipping your foot in liquid PVC, an instant cast is made — then, as the material hardens with the use of a household blow drier, a snug shoe takes shape.

fondue slippers by satsuma ohata
the colorful variations can be worn with the heel folded down, like a slipper

 

 

 

‘fondue slipper’ can be worn both inside and outside, and can be used within the home by folding the heel down or — if running or walking is preferred — the heel can remain unfolded, making it more like a shoe. vibrantly colored variations provide personal customization and, additionally, they can be drawn onto with markers and pens, creating a bespoke touch.

fondue slippers by satsuma ohata
the thin material can even be worn outside

fondue slippers by satsuma ohata
worn in the home as a slipper

fondue slippers by satsuma ohata
washable after usage

fondue slippers by satsuma ohata
writing can be drawn directly onto the flexible material

fondue slippers by satsuma ohata
making a cast of the foot like fondue

fondue slippers by satsuma ohata
the slipper kit

fondue slippers by satsuma ohata
a pair of yellow shoes, after they have been formed to the shape of the foot

fondue slippers by satsuma ohata
the different colored shoes

 

 

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