Okay, so... I think this is real, though it's future may be... uncertain. The Fondue Slipper, brought to my attention by our friends to the north, is inspired by dipping bread and strawberries into melted cheese and chocolate... because you want your feet to be even more directly linked to cheese? The eventual idea is to create at-home kits to make your own, er... foot mold? Like this:


I know. I can smell them from here.

Even more disturbing: The apparent suggestion they be worn in public... "to work," even.


Here's the official explanation:

I'd like to present you the new footwear which will perfectly match with your foot by "dipping" your own foot. I have named it "Fondue Slipper" because the production process is similar to cheese fondue. It's very easy to make. You just dip your foot and dry it. That's all. *This prototype is using PVC, which hardens at 200~300 degrees Celsius (392~572 degrees Fahrenheit). This time I used my foot mold instead of my foot. I am currently developing a kit which allows Fondue Slipper to make at home. Soon this new kit will be complete and you will be able to make your own Fondue Slipper that fits your foot perfectly. You can wear Fondue Slipper both inside and outside. It can also be used as slipper by folding the heel, or you can wear it without folding the heel if you want to run.

I want to run.