I’d like to introduce a new concept of footwear. It will perfectly match with your foot by “dipping” your own foot!
Fondue Slippers inspired by melted cheese
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.
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.
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