The Shoe Snob Blog

August 5, 2014

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The Japanese Strike Again! (With great shoemaking and clever ideas)

Yoshiharu Hasegawa navy cordovan SF

Pictures courtesy of Style Forum

This is probably the most attractive leather that I have ever seen. That blue color is simply amazing and the leather looks of such fine quality. And that is what you get when you are dealing with a great quality Cordovan. The workmanship that has gone into this boot speaks at you from every angle, and it’s not even to mention the cool idea of this color/leather on this pattern of shoe. With a boot like this, from Yoshiharu Hasegawa, it is no wonder that the Japanese shoemakers/designer never cease to amaze me. And to be honest, I am not crazy about this style of boot. But when I see this, I think that it is pure genius for the idea as a whole. That’s what I love about their shoe creativity. And even more so is the fact that you can buy these on Amazon.co.jp. That’s a £600 shoe/boot on Amazon. That’s unheard of. Who thinks to buy shoes on Amazon? Not me, but in Japan they do! And I find that quite cool too!

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  • DBD

    I have been meaning to ask this… and I know this isn’t a forum but any feedback would be great. What are some great places online to get quality shoe laces? Formal thin laces in multiple colors. I want to buy at least five pairs. A few black, one red, one blue maybe a purple. Maybe even ribbon style. I go through laces like crazy especially thin ones. I haven’t had luck with sites that focus on shoe care. It seems like shoe laces are being ignored.

  • Geo

    I wish I could read japanese sizes… Great boot + the Vibram sole 🙂