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

 

 

  • I wonder how “breathable” the material is. It seems to be some sort of latex, and with such a form fitting design, it seems like perspiration would be a problem. I also wonder how they would deal with the material getting between your toes during the dipping process, making it hard to put the shoe on or take it off.

    Alex says:
  • hmm, sweaty.

    jimmy says:
  • Hot, sweaty, not comfortable. Had a pair of these (similar, the first version that came out, a $99
    Item) and returned them. Tight fitting plastic is just not going to cut it as far as comfort is concerned.

    nelsondreyes architect says:
  • Also not safe for outdoor use against sharp metal objects such as tacks and nails, etc.

    nelsondreyes architect says:
  • Hmmmm cheesy , sweaty feet!

    Rupert says:
  • What if you have hairy feet, will it stay in the slipper… Ouch!

    Tobias says:
  • This reminds me of the movie cloudy with a chance of meatballs . Pretty funny.

    Jav says:
  • Also BPA free???? Probably not. so cancerogenic

    Ben says:

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