Bespoke Sneakers by Guild of Crafts
I came across this at the Guild boutique in Ginza. This is Yamaguchi-san's new project, dubbed "be spoken Sneaker Skip". Made to bespoke standard (with personal last, handsewn welting, fitting session etc...)
I haven't seen an actual sample, and no info is posted on their website yet.
Here is the brochure I managed to get.
Looks like foam cast inprints of the feet. Not sure.
Custom insole accurately replicates the shape of your foot sole for maximum walking comfort
(with what looks like cushion inserts).
Oak Bark insole. Looks quite luxurious.
Image of a completed sneaker, with what looks like ghillie style lacing. I assume the upper is made of leather.
Custom rubber sole
Now the pricing:
Full hand made Bespoke sneakers go for ¥440,000.
Semi-hand made Bespoke with machine stitched sole go for ¥290,000.
Semi-Order (MTO) sneakers with customisable last go for ¥130,000.
BAM! There you go, a pair of full bespoke sneakers that cost $4,500 USD. You also get a free pair of Guild's shnazzy leather shoe trees. Apparently, they had more than 10 orders of these within a month since launch.Edited by nutcracker - 4/15/13 at 8:03pm