A gift for the ladies: chocolate shoes

Posted at 08/21/12 12:59 PM

Keiko (left) and Claudia, two of the shoe-shaped chocolates in the Zapato collection. Photo: Handout

MANILA, Philippines – Here’s a gift for the ladies that will satisfy both their need for sweets and their love for footwear.

Zapato, a collection of 11 shoes made of white chocolate, was recently launched by the Makati Shangri-La hotel as it attempts to merge food and fashion.

Each 20-centimeter shoe is handpainted in a variety of colors and designs, and is named after different women.

One of them is Keiko, a pink pump with white flowers that look like cherry blossoms. Claudia, on the other hand, is a black pump with flowers and ribbons.

Tara is a dark green shoe with tassels, while Bianca is an ultra-feminine pump that looks like it is made of silk.

“Each style reflects a design personality so guests may choose one or own the collection. After all, ladies can never have enough shoes,” Makati Shangri-La said in a statement.

Zapato is available at Sinfully, Makati Shangri-La’s dessert and pastry shop at Greenbelt 5 mall in Makati City.