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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  • super girlTuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:08 am
    those chocolate look sooo good
    • Tminus2005Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 9:02 am
      Make a rubix cube made out of chocolate
      • cooldudeTuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10:04 am
        gimme that chocolate shoe so I cab eat it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • tyler1234567
          tyler1234567Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 9:51 am
          wow making shoes out of chocolate
          • nish2580
            nish2580Monday, March 13, 2017 at 9:41 am
            This is too good! I would love to eat those! It's so COOL to be making actual shoes out of chocolate. LIKE WHO DOESN"T LIKE THAT!
            • Lovely faceThursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:39 am
              I want one
              • niceherobrine01
                niceherobrine01Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 5:51 am
                I wouldn't want to eat all that chocolate.
                • choclateSaturday, February 25, 2017 at 8:37 am
                  send me some of that good delicious choclate (just kidding). for real don't do that
                  • McmuffinFriday, February 24, 2017 at 6:46 am
                    Emoji chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!! Pls (Now!!!)
                    • super manThursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:32 pm
                      . it looks so yummy.

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