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Saion - Japanese Bespoke Shoemakers

post #1 of 36
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If you thought K.Suzuki is difficult to contact I believe that these guys accept only by introduction (notice no contact on their website). I think that they are located outside of Tokyo (or metro Tokyo)

http://homepage3.nifty.com/saion_shoes/index.html
post #2 of 36
I wish I was in a job where I could snub the world and require an introduction.
post #3 of 36
japanese ppl sure have a lot of free time
post #4 of 36
wow.. there are some sweet looking shoes on that site, but many have what appear to be 1.5"-2" heels! I would be nearly 6'7" with those heels... no thanks!
post #5 of 36
That is some high-octane shoe porn! But those heels are ridiculous when you see them from the back. Kim Jong Il must be a big fan.
post #6 of 36
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I wish I was in a job where I could snub the world and require an introduction.

Too bad Raul Castro got the job opening.
post #7 of 36
Lol. What a bunch of snobs. I bet they have retail shop on Mt. Fuji and only open during the depth of winter.

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If you thought K.Suzuki is difficult to contact I believe that these guys accept only by introduction (notice no contact on their website). I think that they are located outside of Tokyo (or metro Tokyo)

http://homepage3.nifty.com/saion_shoes/index.html
post #8 of 36
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Lol. What a bunch of snobs. I bet they have retail shop on Mt. Fuji and only open during the depth of winter.

I think it was more that there are only 3 guys and they don't want to be overloaded so that they can retain their quality level.
post #9 of 36
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FYI for those in or going to Tokyo Saion will begin pattern order shoes on 10/11 @ ABC Mart Ginza.

http://shoemaking.blog113.fc2.com/

http://homepage3.nifty.com/saion_shoes/menu_order.html
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post #11 of 36
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FYI for those in or going to Tokyo Saion will begin pattern order shoes on 10/11 @ ABC Mart Ginza. http://shoemaking.blog113.fc2.com/
Their 32 pictures of the steps to making one of their shoes was Just a few of the 32steps pictured ... The uppers where of course already finished.
post #12 of 36
This leads me to think they do "additive lasts". Any thoughts, or possible translation?
post #13 of 36
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Custom booties for children?
post #14 of 36
oh my, those are flawless

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I feel sorry for the kid learning to walk in those, must be awful.
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