OSAKA – Believe it or not, these realistic-looking leather shoes are actually made of chocolate. Yes, chocolate, and these cost more than real shoes.
Featuring perfectly replicated seams, soles and shoelaces, as well as impressively realistic finish, these life-size chocolate shoes seem made of genuine brown leather.
The “Gentleman’s Radiance” chocolate line is the creation of master chocolatier Motohiro Okai of Rihga Royal Hotel’s chocolate boutique L’éclat, in Osaka, Japan.
Each pair is available for a whopping price of 29,160 yen (US$258.45). Only nine pairs will be made available for purchase, and only by reservation.
Each leather show measures 26 centimeters (10.2 inches) in length, and is crafted exclusively from chocolate, including the insole and laces.
The shoes come in three different shades of brown leather – light, dark and red-brown – and have a realistic shiny finish which Okai achieved after a painstaking process of trial and error.
Each pair of life-size chocolate shoes comes bundled with shoe care accessories, including a shiny shoehorn made from chocolate and a jar of “shoe cream” that actually contains round disks of tempered chocolate.
The company will accept reservations between January 20 – February 7, with deliveries for February 7-14, just in time of Valentine’s Day.