Originally Posted by Fang66
I was not aware that Shetland Fox was made by Regal, but in my opinion their Regal branded shoes at any price point are just riding on their former reputation.
P.S. nutcracker can you recommend a good repair shop in Tokyo?
Pretty much all reputable repair shops offer similar basic service (repair and shoeshine). Some offer specialised services like recoloring
Union Works in Ginza and Naka-meguro area are probably the best known. They can even rebottom Bespoke shoes (handsewn of course)
Brass is excellent if you live towards Setagaya area
Rifare in Ebisu is also very reputable. I used to live nearby, and frequently visited them to chat. However, I find their toe-steel jobs a lil shoddy. They also operate the shoe repair booth at Shibuya Seibu Dept. store.
BALL Works in Ginza is top notch but expensive. They're really good at re-coloring and crack-repairs.
If you want English
service, Spica in Azabu-juban specialises in taking foreign clients living nearby.
For shoeshine, Brift H in Aoyama is the king. Hasegawa san is well known from his youtube clip. Shoeshine Walts in Akihabara is operated by Maestro Matsumuro, you can visit maid cafe's or massages while you're waiting.
Shoeshine TOKYO in Shinbashi is also good. If you're lucky, you can have 'Shoeshiner Ken` work his magic
BUT if you're just looking for a good, fast repair job, my personal favorite is RESH, they operate shoe repair salons at Mitsukoshi Ginza and Nihonbashi, of all places.
I find their service very clean and very fast.
hope I didn't confuse you. Let me know if you're looking for some specialised service. I can recommend specific stores for you