Originally Posted by Kuro
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
Hello your Guys outthere,
Some information about Saion bespoke Salon.
The Guy who made the /shoes is one of the Best Cobblers of the whole Planet.
Wether or not about Heel high, i got used to it , and now i think the Shoes have the finest Harmony and craftmansship to find for a long time..
They implemented what we called :The golden cut.
I visited his Shop last september and he is located beside Ginza shopping street, and believe it or don't, inside of an ABC shoe market on a first floor, which he has an open Cube as a Workshop.
I can tell all of your guys, because i studied shoemaking from the bottom up, and was working 3 years in Japan, Tokyo, this guys overthere have the sense and sensibility to create one of the finest shoes which i saw ever.
I made an apperenticeship at Guild of Craft, too ( whatch Footwear.co.jp...
What i saw was unbelieveable, there are guys which started first and they made shoes for the first time, some of them in immaculate mint condition!!
I remember my colleges in Germany, a lot of them dump enough who couldn t the the different between square and round...
Anyway, i have deep respect for guys who came up the last 10 12 years and make work like that!!!
I don't wanna be selfish, and ignorant, but i saw shoes from Lobb which look like a trunk compete with the work who does all my Japanese friends!!!
And some recommendation for a good friend !! Whatch Rutsch.co.jp too!!
He learned at Guild of Craft, and he has his small shop near Ueno Park, which is small and lovely.
And for the work he is doing, i tell you, too cheap!!
He is specializing in Cad cam Orthosis ,too.
So, If somebody whant' s to know more about shoes from Japan,
don't hesitate to contact me.