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Kanpekina Archive

September 16, 2019

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Kanpekina Rare Find – On Sale

Japanese shoemaker Kanpekina is a tough find outside of Japan. For a while, there were some French stockists carrying them but think that this fell through over time and eventually stopped carrying them. And thus other than that, getting a pair was exclusive to purchasing a flight to Japan, which we all know is not cost-effective. But it seems like one French gentleman purchased a pair while they were available, had the French sole treatment […]

March 17, 2019

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March 8, 2018

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London Super Trunk Show 2018 — Brand Highlight #5 — Jsep (Japanese brands)

To get acquainted with the London Super Trunk Show 2018, PLEASE READ HERE Ahead of the upcoming free-trade-agreement with the EU, four Japanese brands are able to be introduced to the European market (with Brexit it’s still uncertain what will happen in England with this, but we shall see). Jsep, or Japan Shoes Export Platform, are introducing Matsumoto, Miyagi Kogyo, Kanpekina and Kiten. We are very excited to have them be a part of the super […]

February 12, 2016

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Kanpekina Button Boots

I always look forward to seeing what Japanese brand, Kanpekina, is up to at each Pitti event. This year I saw heavy tweeds as usual but with grained leather bottoms, which is not so common but very intriguing. And as you can see, apparently polka dots in pony hair is the next big thing in Japan. I am not too crazy about it myself but I am sure that there is a customer for it. […]

January 20, 2015

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Kanpekina at Pitti Uomo 87

I have been wanting to see the Kanpekina brand in the flesh for a long time now and I finally stumbled upon them while at Pitti. To be quite frank, I was quite pleased and disappointed at the same time. The shoes were well made and lovely, but I was not crazy about the direction of this year’s theme of camouflage and pony hair. I hope that it was simply a seasonal choice and not […]

January 16, 2015

Some Shots From Pitti Uomo 87

  Dear Readers,   Sorry for the lack of not only writing but also answering emails. I forgot to mention that I would be in Florence this entire week attending Pitti Umom 87. This is the first time that I have had Wifi and uploading pictures on 3G just doesn’t cut it. So while I did have a bit of Wifi, thought that I would show you all a few things to have for the […]

May 6, 2013

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Kanpekina aka Perfetto — Japanese Greatness at it’s absolue FINEST!!!

The more the days go by, the more I feel that Japan might quickly be becoming the mecca for fine footwear and amazing shoemakers. It is known that when the Japanese culture takes ahold of something, whether it be blades, yo-yo-ing, technology or shoemaking, that once they go for it and immerse their culture into it, they don’t stop until it is perfected and they become the best at doing it. Kanperkina/Perfetto is proof of […]