Fondue-slippers: just dip your feet in this molten PVC


Satsuki Ohata's Fondue Slipper takes a page from the liquid latex set, but uses higher-temp, harder-wearing PVC to produce extremely custom-fit slippers. Right now, they're a work of art; soon, apparently, they will be an article of commerce that you can purchase in kit form.

I'd like to present you the new footwear which will perfectly match with your foot by "dipping" your own foot. 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.

Fondue Slipper (via Crazy Abalone)

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  1. I think his name is Japanese for "Flint Lockwood."

  2. I was thinking Killgore Trout's footwear from Breakfast of Champions.

  3. Not very original...

    Early 1500s - explorers noted that native americans of the amazon basin dipped their feet in the sap taken from a large canopy tree of the rain forest - Hevea brasiliensis - Euphorbiaceae and holding them in smoke [coagulated the latex] to produce a water resistant surface- spanish adoped the practice with their hats and cloaks.

    http://www.bio.tamu.edu/courses/biol328/lec19.htm

  4. My guess is that the product must involve creating a mold of your feet using something like plaster of paris. Then making fake feet using that mold and then dipping them in the molten PVC to make the shoe.

    And the end result is a shoe that doesn't breath at all, has little arch support, and probably wears out quickly due to lack of soles. If you love shitty plastic shoes, just buy some crocs--at least they won't make your house smell like melted PVC.

  5. Congratulations, you've invented Crocs.

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