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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  • horseunicorn
    horseunicornThursday, March 22, 2018 at 6:01 pm
    Make farm animal CHOCOLATES :D
    • CookieswirlcTuesday, March 20, 2018 at 11:05 am
      I love dark choclolate!! I would add a line for teachers🍪
      • artgirl4ever
        artgirl4everFriday, January 12, 2018 at 12:06 pm
        They look so real!!😱
        • lolWednesday, December 13, 2017 at 10:37 am
          the look like my teacher's shoes
          • awesome gymnastWednesday, December 13, 2017 at 6:21 am
            they look so yummy!😋😋😋
            • takeallback
              takeallbackThursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:17 am
              those sound so good !!!!
              • kkchickenfarm
                kkchickenfarmWednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4:54 pm
                wowow
                • Pikachu Lover!Monday, November 27, 2017 at 6:44 pm
                  I am going to japan! (also Pokémon) I did not believe the shoes were chocolate at first then I saw the last picture. still having trouble believing.
                  • fxfreya214
                    fxfreya214Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 4:45 pm
                    So much chocolate!
                    • sports_star
                      sports_starTuesday, October 17, 2017 at 5:33 pm
                      Yum!

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