Cute cats come out to play as traditional Japanese geta sandals

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Three gorgeous kittens are waiting to dress up your summer outfits.

There’s nothing quite like looking at the pleasing shape of a relaxed cat to help lower your blood pressure, calm your nerves and make you feel all sorts of warm, fuzzy feelings.

Now you can enjoy the experience everywhere you go, with a new range of cat-shaped sandals to slip onto your feet.

Called the “Nyarageta”, which is a play on the words “Nya” (meow), Nara (the Japanese city where they’re made) and geta (traditional wooden Japanese sandals), these adorable new designs are a purr-fect alternative to the more ordinary-looking geta usually worn by women in yukata summer kimono.

Made in Japan by Narageta, a footwear maker with a huge range of traditional designs for men, women and children, the cat-shaped collection currently contains three different kittens.

▼ Toraneko/Tabby cat

▼ Mikeneko/Tortoiseshell cat

▼ Kuroneko/Black cat

Despite being released only recently, the unusual footwear has already become popular with feline-loving fashionistas, who show that the sandals don’t have to be worn with yukata; they look just as great when paired with jeans or skirts too.

▼ The Nyarageta are also a great way to top off a Kemono Friends cosplay outfit!

Rather than using traditional wood, which can be a hard ride on the feet, Narageta uses EVA, a lightweight, shock-absorbing material, in their soles to provide comfort for the wearer.

The cat-shaped sandals look set to become even more popular now that they’re being made available by novelty goods manufacturer Village Vanguard. The shoes can be purchased from their online store, where they retail for 3,780 yen (US$34) each, with deliveries scheduled for the end of June.

And if you’re looking for the perfect summer kimono to match your cat-shaped sandals, this cat yukata might be just what you’ve been searching for.

Source: PR Times
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