Playful Tokyo-based designer Satsuki Ohata presented his “Fondue slippers” in Milan: a new kind of footwear obtained by “dipping” your own foot into melted PVC, before blowing it dry. The DYI kit is on the way.
“I have named it “Fondue Slipper” because the production process is similar to cheese fondue. It’s very easy to make. You just dip your foot and dry it. That’s all. *This prototype is using PVC, which hardens at 200~300 degrees Celsius (392~572 degrees Fahrenheit). This time I used my foot mold instead of my foot. I am currently developing a kit which allows Fondue Slipper to make at home. Soon this new kit will be complete and you will be able to make your own Fondue Slipper that fits your foot perfectly. You can wear Fondue Slipper both inside and outside. It can also be used as slipper by folding the heel, or you can wear it without folding the heel if you want to run.”
(design Satsuki Ohata, photos Shouta Kikushi)