It’s mighty hard to find footwear – slippers included – that match your foot perfectly, isn’t it? Well, brace yourself – now those painstaking long-hour shopping tours are about to become ancient history, with Fondue Slipper fresh on the innovative footwear market! Lightweight, comfortable, custom-fit and multifunctional, this pair of original slip-ons by Japanese designer Satsuki Ohata will certainly be your ideal fit, plus they’re super simple to make and maintain.
Drawing on the idea of cheese fondue, i.e. dipping ingredients into a pot of melted cheese for extra-tasty dressing, Ohata did his best to make the Fondue Slipper production process dead easy – just place the mold of your foot in the PVC mass which hardens at 200-300°C (or 392-572 °F), let the material form around it as the unique, personalized form-fitting cast, dry it and it’s immediately ready to use.
The Fondue Slipper project is currently in the early stages of production and Ohata has made only a few different models using his own foot as the mold, but he plans on making household kits which would eventually be delivered to customers who will then be able to make their own creative slippers at home in a matter of minutes. You may even be able to pick your favorite tint too as the final product should be available in a range of colors.