My Otsuka Cap Toe Black Oxford....It's really a wonderful Made in Japan goodyear welted shoes, with a comfortable and fitting round toe last, topped with quality upper leather (Annonay's Vocalou), cost me around 30000 yen or so with discount. Been a reliable workhorse for quite some time, wearing 10+ hrs a work-day, often in damp rainy days. The leather sole took quite some beatings from the muddy streets of Taipei, with mold growing on couple of occasions Anyway, I've since expanded my black oxford collection, leaving my Otsuka in the shoe rack more often. SO I thought I should give my old' friend a re-craft job and transform it into a subtly stylish work+play shoes. I replaced the entire sole with a Navy Blue Vibram Eton Sole. t's a good alternative to Dainite brand sole, since there's so many colors to choose from!! The edges were dressed in black. The navy blue flat shoe laces with pewter metal tips were custom made. So here it is, my very blue captoe oxford. yay or ney?