Japan-based footwear manufacturer Narageta has reimagined traditional Japanese wooden “geta” sandals by giving them a feline twist. The result are these cat-shaped offerings dubbed “Nyarageta” – a name which combines “Nya” (meow) and Nara (the city where they’re made).
Apart from their appearance, the cat sandals differ from their traditional counterparts by dispensing with wood in favor of EVA, a lightweight, shock-absorbing material that offers increased comfort for the wearer.
Nyarageta are available in three different versions, including Toraneko/Tabby cat, Mikeneko/Tortoiseshell cat and Kuroneko/Black cat and retail for 3,780 yen (US$34). Deliveries are currently slated to begin at the end of the month.