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After your comment, I realised how elegant is the shoe even with a heavy double or triple tapered sole
Emori has invited me to his atelier on Wednesday. I am based in London and have never had bespoke shoes beforeA Visit to Emori Custom Shoemaker, Tokyo
Shoemaker Taizo Emori can make you a pair of bespoke shoes for ¥150K yen flat. Yes that costs less than most MTO shoes or even some high end RTW shoes. Yet make no mistake, these are not some watered down pseudo-bespoke shoes. By policy, Emori doesn't keep a collection of sample shoes, since all orders are made from scratch. Working alone from his atelier (that was converted from his late grandfather's medical clinic), he puts an incredible amount of effort into each pair (with an output of 3 pairs a month max). Aside from a few examples made years ago (posted below), I wasn't able to see much of completed works. Luckily, Emori-san's old (or should I say retro?) atelier was an absolute charm to be in (and to photograph), and he was a delight to converse with (he really is a funny guy).
I think the pictures came out great. Enjoy!
Trial shoes and lasts
Mr. Taizo Emori.
Emori Custom Shoemaker website
tel. fax 03-3771-6603
Holy shit. It's blind welter at the waist too...
Nope! - It's conventionally made. Stitched to the mid-sole with a bevelled waist. It's very neatly cut ("just show stitches"), you see the stitching on top of the welt. The Dainite sole is cemented on top.
The Dainite sole is actually quite large (but it might have been the smallest size available) and, presumably, the shoes are quite small. Which places the studs closer to the edge than they are supposed to be. There wouldn't have been any space (without going through the studs) to stitch the Dainite sole.