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post #2476 of 3044

the last itself is incredible.

post #2477 of 3044
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TYE Shoemaker`s Tsuyoshi Ohno interviewed by Claymoor`s List



http://www.claymoorslist.com/portfolios/tye-shoemaker


Very nice boots....

post #2478 of 3044

Yeah those boots are f'ing awesome!!

 

If only I had an actual purpose to wear something like that...

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Yeah those boots are f'ing awesome!!

If only I had an actual purpose to wear something like that...

Buy a horse. Or role play.
post #2480 of 3044
Thread Starter 
Authentic Shoes Co. / Foot the Coacher

`The Officer Shoe` in Kangaroo Leather. Lots of great details


Gallery of Authentic HP
post #2481 of 3044

hi,nc

 

are part of or all the FTC made by Greson?

and how the quality compared to G zero or G one?

 

does the FTC have many lines? because some of their shoes are really fashion-forward.

 

Thanks!

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hi,nc

are part of or all the FTC made by Greson?
and how the quality compared to G zero or G one?

does the FTC have many lines? because some of their shoes are really fashion-forward.

Thanks!

I believe FTC / Grenson worked together only for that one specific collection. Otherwise, FTC shoes are made in Japan (including the one above).

I get confused too about their different lines, and there are several lines that I know of: FTC / Authentic Shoes / Spectus (sneakers) / Beautiful Shoes (women) etc....

The Officer Shoes (above) is priced at ¥88,000 JPY ($880 USD), among the more expensive one from their offering.
post #2483 of 3044

thank you,nc

 the most attracted me first is their boots

now i think i should watch some other lines like the Officer

post #2484 of 3044

Any chance of some more Foot the Coacher ..?

 

I am looking at a pair of cap toe brogue shoes. Very, very nice indeed, but the price is north of Trickers which makes me gulp a little. 

The alternative was Rolling Dub Trio / Craft Bank but I must say I certainly like this particular model from FTC. The shape suggests that the particular last may well suit my awkward fitting foot.

 

My only Japanese boots purchase was a pair from MASH which despite the outstanding quality to my utter dismay was a size fail. Cost a fortune importing them into the UK which stung all the more.

post #2485 of 3044

While I mention Rolling Dub Trio / Craft Bank - I see no mention of Katsuya Tokunaga in this thread. 

 

Some of the designs are really pretty good. Here's the site: http://craftbank.net/

 

Is anybody wearing any?

post #2486 of 3044

Thanks for sharing. Awesome list!

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Thanks for sharing. Awesome list!

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and welcome to SF!
post #2488 of 3044
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Originally Posted by Chanklebury View Post
 

Any chance of some more Foot the Coacher ..?

 

I am looking at a pair of cap toe brogue shoes. Very, very nice indeed, but the price is north of Trickers which makes me gulp a little. 

The alternative was Rolling Dub Trio / Craft Bank but I must say I certainly like this particular model from FTC. The shape suggests that the particular last may well suit my awkward fitting foot.

 

My only Japanese boots purchase was a pair from MASH which despite the outstanding quality to my utter dismay was a size fail. Cost a fortune importing them into the UK which stung all the more.


FTC is supposed to be really nice.

 

I have a bit of an awkward sized foot. Carmina fits me well since of their variety of lasts available in narrow or extra wide.

 

Other than that I use Antonio Meccariello as he modifies the last to fit my foot. They are available in Japan, although not in the UK. Pound is strong against the Euro though and I paid no duties on my import.

post #2489 of 3044

Hey there MSchapiro, kind of you to reply. 

 

Yes, FTC certainly look good to me, and the Mendell especially. A flat welt as well which to me is preferable, I don't especially like a storm welt on shoes, even with brogue detail.

 

I'm aware Toshinosuke Takegahara of FTC worked with Trickers for a period, and the Mendell almost appears to have something of the 4444 last about it.

 

The trouble with my foot is that while in volume from heel through waist (medial and lateral arch) and to ball joint I am a fairly standard UK9, my toes end abruptly in a square finish (e.g. the Birkenstock foot, also which have 'kindly' been referred to by co-workers as Hobbit feet!!) meaning I routinely have an inch or in excess of an inch in space in toe box length. Thus I need a rounded toe box, and a shorter last. My eternal curse it seems.

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TYE Shoemaker`s Tsuyoshi Ohno interviewed by Claymoor`s List
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http://www.claymoorslist.com/portfolios/tye-shoemaker

 

Sorry to spoil the party with a dumb question, but is this corrected grain? If it's not it would literally take the lifetimes of three cherry blossom trees to polish....

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