Taking the ‘barefoot shoe’ concept to its breaking point is the Fondue Slipper, a custom-fitted pair of shoes created by casting a mold of the wearer’s feet in liquid PVC. The slipper comes as a DIY kit in a variety of colors, made at home by dipping your feet into the solution and then hardening the mold with a hair dryer.
The result is a slipper that’s entirely custom and extremely thin, feeling as close to barefoot as a shoe ever can. It can be worn both inside and out, folding the back down for quick slip-ons. Decorations can be drawn directly on the PVC with a marker.
PVC definitely doesn’t breathe very well, but the Fondue is fully washable so you can keep your feet fresh, avoiding any unpleasant associations with the cheese dip of the same name.