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!

Resources: Prtimes.jp

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  • iluvhorses2
    iluvhorses2Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 5:33 pm
    Yum!
    • AbegailThursday, October 12, 2017 at 2:10 pm
      That is soooooooooooooooooooooo cool.
      • ZegaWednesday, September 27, 2017 at 4:40 pm
        Just amazing
        • chrisFriday, September 15, 2017 at 7:11 am
          when i first saw the shoes i thought that the shoes were real shoes then i looked at the shoelaces i said wow !!!!!!!!!
          • supertiger56
            supertiger56Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm
            I also liked the chocolate in the shape of animals
            • supertiger56
              supertiger56Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:28 pm
              I think it is pretty awesome that they make all sorts of chocolate and even chocolate in the shape of men's shoes. I love chocolate too, but the shoe chocolate shaped stuff might not taste that good!
              • Winona Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm
                This is pretty cool!!! . . . Why shoes, though?
                • niaThursday, September 14, 2017 at 9:52 am
                  i love chocolate
                  • Big manWednesday, September 13, 2017 at 10:22 am
                    They will not taste good 😊
                    • dWednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:01 am
                      it will melt on your feet

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