Paw Prints in the Sand

If you're tired of leaving boring, old human footprints in the sand when you head to the beach, the Japanese have got you covered. Check out these fun Ashiato sandals: They turn your footprints into huge, chubby paw prints!
By Pets Team
Published on Monday, 11 January 2016

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At first glance, this pair of sandals looks like a colourful take on the Japanese Geta, a traditional wooden slipper. But surprise, surprise! These are in fact as quirky and modern as they get.


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The Ashiato sandals by Japanese fashion and toy company Kiko + feature wooden paw print soles, turning your footsteps into cute, giant versions of your furkid’s. It works the same way our favourite childhood stamp sets do: The sole stamps paw prints into the sand as you walk. While the sandals were designed to officially imitate the prints of the Lynx (a wild cat breed), they pass off as believable paw prints of almost any furry pet, especially to the untrained eye. Who knows? You may even have curious pet lovers following your big paw prints, hoping to chance upon an adorable, human-sized furkid.

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In addition to the typical paw print design, Kiko + also has a variety of other styles available, allowing you to leave owl, gecko, monkey, and even T-Rex footprints around.


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Not that we think many of you would want to wear this to a mall, but you may be disappointed to find out that these clogs are not suitable for regular wear, and are actually toy sandals meant only for playing in the sand. So go ahead and plan that long overdue weekend trip to Sentosa—we’re sure you’ll enjoy creating “sand art” with Fido!

The Ashiato sandals cost 2,700 yen (S$33) and are available in extra-small, small, medium, and large sizes. To purchase, visit www.kukkia.jp.


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