From the shoes to the laces, along with shoehorns and bottles of polish, everything in this range is made from sweet chocolate.
If you’re a chocolate lover who enjoys the workmanship of an expertly crafted leather shoe, the new “Gentleman’s Radiance” line from Rihga Royal Hotel’s chocolate boutique L’éclat in Osaka is the sweet dream you’ve been waiting for. With an incredibly realistic finish, each item in this stunning shoe collection displays impressive attention to detail, including perfectly replicated seams, soles and shoelaces.
Each shoe measures 26 centimetres (10.2 inches) in length, and comes with subtle differences in shades of “leather”, with dark, light and red-brown colours available. It’s not only the design but also the lifelike lustre of the edible footwear that’s attracting attention from chocolate lovers around the country.
Everything in the collection, including the insole and laces, is made entirely from chocolate, crafted into shape by the boutique’s specialist chocolatier Motohiro Okai, after a painstaking process to perfect the realistic lustre and finish of each piece.
Each pair comes in a set that includes some impressive shoe care accessories, in the form of a shiny shoehorn made from chocolate, along with a tub of “shoe cream” containing round discs of tempered chocolate.
The price tag on these edible shoes is on par with a real pair of quality shoes, retailing for 29,160 yen (US$258.45) each. However, only nine pairs will be made. The chocolate shoes will be available via prior reservation, with reservations being accepted from 20 January – 7 February. Delivery is scheduled for 7-14 February, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
If the Gentleman’s Radiance line is out of your price range, there are always plenty more handcrafted chocolate creations to look forward to each year in Tokyo, and if that fails, you can always use sliced chocolate to try your hand at making your very own work of art!
Source, images: PR Times