Friday, 22. August 2014
22. 05. 14. - 16:00
A Japanese designer inspired by watching people dipping vegetables into melted cheese has created fondue footwear.
Satsuki Ohata, who unveiled his new footwear creations this year, said he was hoping to shake up the shoe industry.
The basic idea is that anybody who wants to create their own fondue shoe, has to dip their foot into melted PVC to create an exact replica around the foot that can then be worn once it is dried.
He said: "I advise people to fold the heel down at the back if they want to use it as a slipper, or they can let the plastic go over the heel for a shoe to be used outside.
"Once it is dry it is pretty durable, and it is practical as well because it can be easily washed in the sink and dried with a cloth."
The design however is mostly recommended for indoor shoes as at the moment Ohata has not managed to work out a way to make the sole thick enough to avoid being easily pierced by items on the ground such as sharp stones. He is confident however that he will soon come up with a solution to solve this, meaning that users will be able to show their foot-shaped shoes in public, in various colours.
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