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.
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.
the thin material can even be worn outside
worn in the home as a slipper
washable after usage
writing can be drawn directly onto the flexible material
making a cast of the foot like fondue
the slipper kit
a pair of yellow shoes, after they have been formed to the shape of the foot
the different colored shoes