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T_T Oh well....

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Nutcracker, you are just that. Fab job. As for the thread becoming lost, nobody who has laid eyes on it will not search for it and come upon it easily.
Perhaps I will have to track you down and enslave you as a shoe shop tour guide when I expect to be there in a few months.
That is a joke.
Sort of.

Tokyo seems never ending in its finds and shops even for locals. Infinite for visitors.
I never even came across some of those interesting shops in Roppongi main structures because I was always going to other neighborhoods to explore.
My mate/host lived a few blocks from Roppongi Hills and he knew less about Tokyo than I did because he literally would not travel more than 1km from his flat
except to go to his office in Otemachi. I am not exaggerating about his scope. Sad but he is quite tasteless though has a nice flat. And now an upgraded one though
also a wife and probably a child so who knows where I might stay.

Anyway, get your walking gaijin shoe tour ready.

The area around the Roppong Hills is quite nice (Azabu Juban to Hiroo area etc..), with a big international community. A lot of expatriates I know live there....you don't really have venture out the area smile.gif

Hiroo has a good international supermarket as well.
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Thread Starter 
Latest creation by Yohei Fukuda, a pair of Full Brogue Derby with a classic English taste






from Yohei Fukuda blog
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A luxurious Shoe Storage-in-a-Stool solution, courtesy of Rifare in Tokyo, and made by Minerva, a custom furniture maker.

Top and side are upholstered in a single piece of croc. The rest are upholstered in Weinheimer calfskin.











from the extraordinary M's Blog
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That's beautiful.  But too small. :)

 

The Fukuda shoes above are outstanding!

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Latest creation by Yohei Fukuda, a pair of Full Brogue Derby with a classic English taste






from Yohei Fukuda blog

Blows the UK shoe manufacturers outta da water.
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A luxurious Shoe Storage-in-a-Stool solution, courtesy of Rifare in Tokyo, and made by Minerva, a custom furniture maker.

Top and side are upholstered in a single piece of croc. The rest are upholstered in Weinheimer calfskin.











from the extraordinary M's Blog

How much and how can we buy?
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On the blog it says its ~$1,000. Don't those slots look small though, even for 1 shoe?
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On the blog it says its ~$1,000. Don't those slots look small though, even for 1 shoe?

I think, the stool is not for shoe storage, but for shoe care items (brushes, polishes etc.) The idea is, you sit on the stool, while you polish your shoes, and rest the tools on the pull-out tray.

For $ 1,000 you cannot buy that crocodile/alligator hide. This hide (covering three sides of the cube) is huge and must have come from a very old animal. The price of a skin will increase disproportionately with the size as large hides are extremely rare.
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I think, the stool is not for shoe storage, but for shoe care items (brushes, polishes etc.) The idea is, you sit on the stool, while you polish your shoes, and rest the tools on the pull-out tray.

For $ 1,000 you cannot buy that crocodile/alligator hide. This hide (covering three sides of the cube) is huge and must have come from a very old animal. The price of a skin will increase disproportionately with the size as large hides are extremely rare.
10k USD as per blog (1 million yen)
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On the blog it says its ~$1,000. Don't those slots look small though, even for 1 shoe?
for shoe care supplies
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My bad, wrong currency conversion shog[1].gif $10,000 for a shoe shine stool is too rich for my blood.
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Blows the UK shoe manufacturers outta da water.

Makes me wonder why they haven't shown more interest in making their shoes available outside Japan. Not everyone can fly to Tokyo for an appointment. But give me a website where I can buy and I am in.

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Before Abe's second term, these goods are prohibitively expensive... Now after JPY got its 25% discount, the bespokes are now price competitive.
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Makes me wonder why they haven't shown more interest in making their shoes available outside Japan. Not everyone can fly to Tokyo for an appointment. But give me a website where I can buy and I am in.

Yeah I think Japanese shoes manufacturers should seriously consider expanding their customer base overseas.
I've read that the upcoming FTA agreement and others may bring an end to the infamous 30% tariffs on leather shoes in Japan....
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