These Stylish Shoes Are Crafted Entirely From Chocolate!

By Jeffrey Shao on December 4, 2016

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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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  • bookworm100
    bookworm100Monday, January 23, 2017 at 6:01 am
    Wow no way
    • hellokittySunday, January 22, 2017 at 6:40 pm
      that would be good. you get hungry and just eat your shoes. I guess it would look kinda weird though
      • potato Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 5:37 pm
        I wonder if you can wear the shoes, and if you were able to, imagine wearing them! They would probably be uncomfortable, and maybe melt. And I wouldnt eat the shoes afterwards also!
        • chocolate galThursday, January 19, 2017 at 2:32 pm
          They should make chocolate high heels! Soooooo cool!
          • Jadahforreals41Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 1:59 pm
            Wow I want those
            • boy Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 4:11 pm
              that is cool
              • inaya123
                inaya123Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 11:30 am
                Really!!!!!!!!!!
              • Coolestgirl Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 8:54 am
                Chocolates for people who want everything in the world 🌎
                • Coolestgirl Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 8:52 am
                  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so cute and I like that they show what it's for
                  • Unknown Monday, January 16, 2017 at 5:13 pm
                    Cool
                    • CURRENTEVENTSSaturday, January 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm
                      i would add chocolates for booklovers like a choclate bookmark or something

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