A Visit to Kamioka Showroom / Kutsumigaki Honpo
, Tokyo (preview!)
Today, I dropped by the new showroom of Kamioka
, the Taiwanese manufacturer of the Shinsho
branded shoes that are available only in Japan. Some of you may also know Kamioka as the OEM manufacturer for several USA based (and SF approved) brands. Unfortunately, I was there on my way home, and only had my phone on hand (to snap some pics). I will return next week for an in depth report. The boutique (located on the lobby floor of a 5 star hotel in downtown Tokyo), shares the space with Kutsumigaki Honpo
, a shoeshine parlor manned by the renowned 'Shoeshiner Ken
shoes. They're quite an interesting bunch of RTW shoes, priced ¥39K~. I'll write more on them next week.
Among the RTW shoes, I was particularly impressed with this pair of loafers. A last reminiscent of EG 888, French calfskin, skin stitches, and closed channeled soles..... for ¥42,000 ($415).
The soles are shaped and finished quite nicely.
Handmade shoes (yes those are made with baby crocs).....Available for MTO soon
More handmade shoes samples.
Shoeshiner Ken! I'll be back next time for a detailed photo shoot of his polishing procedure.
Many thanks to Ms.Chiba (Kamioka) and Shoeshiner Ken!
Kutsumigaki Honpo homepage
Shoeshiner KEN's blog