These Stylish Shoes Are Crafted Entirely From Chocolate!


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“Gentleman’s Radiance” shoes (Photo Credit: PRtimes.JP)

With Christmas around the corner, Valentine’s Day is probably the last thing on your mind. However, don’t tell that to Motohiro Okai. The chocolatier, who works at the Rihga Royal Hotel Chocolate Boutique L’éclat in Osaka, Japan, has been feverishly working to perfect an exclusive line of “shoes” that will delight even the most discerning man.

Dubbed “Gentleman’s Radiance,” the meticulously crafted chocolate shoes look like high-end footwear and even include shoe care accessories, like a shiny shoehorn and a tub of “shoe cream” filled with discs of tempered chocolate. Though only available in one size — 10.2 inches, or the equivalent of US shoe size 10 — buyers do have the option of choosing between dark, light, and reddish-brown colors.

Shoe Accessories (Photo Credit: PRtimes.JP)

Of course, shoes this exquisite and delicious, do not come cheap. A pair from this exclusive collection which can be pre-ordered starting January 20, will cost 29,160 Japanese Yen (US$ 258.45) each — close to the price of wearable high-end dress shoes. The only consolation is that Okai is planning on crafting just nine pairs!

While spending so much money on chocolate may appear extravagant, it is fairly common in Japan, where the confection is the favorite gift of choice on Valentine’s Day. Hence, every year, chocolate manufacturers go all out to craft unusual pieces of edible artwork. Fortunately, most are more wallet-friendly than Okai’s “Gentleman’s Radiance!”

Gentleman’s Radiance (Photo Credit: PRtimes.JP)

Wondering why the chocolatier did not create a pair of stylish shoes for women as well? That’s because in Japan, it’s the women who purchase gifts for men on February 14. But before you cry foul, there is a silver lining. Men do not only reciprocate the favor on “White Day,” which is celebrated a month later on March 14, but also buy gifts that are at least three times the value of what they receive on Valentine’s Day!


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  • sokeefe_forever
    sokeefe_foreverMonday, June 21, 2021 at 1:25 pm
    Other now I kinda want to take a bite of them
    • cutefurrygamer
      cutefurrygamerMonday, June 21, 2021 at 8:56 am
      Those look so yummy!!!
      • wolfiedream
        wolfiedreamMonday, June 21, 2021 at 7:03 am
        What if they melted while you were wearing them?
        • kittylover111
          kittylover111Monday, June 21, 2021 at 5:44 am
          OMG, give em to me!!!!!
          • bella513
            bella513Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 6:47 pm
            i LOVE chocolate!!!
            • summersister
              summersisterSunday, June 20, 2021 at 2:16 pm
              Oooh they're so cute I just wanna eat them up
              • purplerain44
                purplerain44Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 9:36 am
                I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!!!!!👏👏👏
                • purplerain44
                  purplerain44Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 9:36 am
                  • wolfieland
                    wolfielandWednesday, May 5, 2021 at 9:35 am
                    I'd probally eat them as soon as I buy them. LOL.
                    • lingyao121314
                      lingyao121314Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:04 am
                      this is so cool i might start doing something like this