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Norwegian Boots Archive

January 31, 2019

The Boot of all Boots! — TYE Shoemaker

I think that I will flat out and say that TYE shoemaker of Japan is probably making the most interesting and amazing shoes at the moment. Not only is the quality of the shoemaking beyond phenomenal (read that as perfect) but the level of design and pattern making is next level. I mean, the design of this adelaide-like oxford boot with a hovering apron stitch is simply mind-blowing. And anyone that appreciates or understands pattern making […]

August 14, 2015

Koji Endo Bottier

  I have never seen a boot exactly like this but I certainly do love it (the Anthony Delos one coming closest in terms of construction). I have always been fascinated with things can be made with the intention of something being “heavy” or “sturdy” but be made in such a way that it doesn’t look “heavy” or “bulky.” This boot, for me, by Koji Endo does just that. It’s lines and shape are super […]