Saion - Japanese Bespoke Shoemakers

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  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    This leads me to think they do "additive lasts".
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    Any thoughts, or possible translation?


    A translation would be appreciated.
     


  2. Willsw

    Willsw Senior member

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    What's with these slug-noodle laces?

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  3. jimmyshoe

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    I love those laces!

    How do people feel about blue shoes. I think these ones are great but it is a difficult colour to pull off. Or am I just being timid?
     


  4. Bic Pentameter

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    This leads me to think they do "additive lasts".
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    Any thoughts, or possible translation?



    My off the cuff translation:

    For pattern orders, we adjust the size by "placing" leather onto a preexisting last. In contrast to the bespoke process, we cannot "remove" material from the last, but it is possible on a spot basis to clear up areas which rub against the foot, thereby more closely matching the individual foot.
     


  5. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

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    This leads me to think they do "additive lasts".
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    Any thoughts, or possible translation?


    Basically says that for pattern order they will make adjustments to a standard last, but the process is different from the bespoke process where they will make you a last.
     


  6. Kuro

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    My off the cuff translation:

    For pattern orders, we adjust the size by "placing" leather onto a preexisting last. In contrast to the bespoke process, we cannot "remove" material from the last, but it is possible on a spot basis to clear up areas which rub against the foot, thereby more closely matching the individual foot.


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  7. acidboy

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    What's with these slug-noodle laces?

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    that looks like what the guy at Tron would wear to work
     


  8. robin

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    Maybe for a woman that's practiced foot binding?
     


  9. bbaquiran

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    that looks like what the guy at Tron would wear to work

    I was thinking Automan.
     


  10. whacked

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    Maybe for a woman that's practiced foot binding?
    My first thought as well.

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  11. SirSuturesALot

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    I wonder if these baby shoes were priced the same as their adult counterparts. Anyone want to venture a guess?
     


  12. Bic Pentameter

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  13. LabelKing

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    Excellent looking shoes.

    I like the higher heels.
     


  14. evanrose

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    I love those laces!

    How do people feel about blue shoes. I think these ones are great but it is a difficult colour to pull off. Or am I just being timid?


    We were just discussing blue shoes here. I am in the market for some.
     


  15. Viktor Bottier de Art

    Viktor Bottier de Art New Member

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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


    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.

    Otsukaresamadeshta

    Viktor
     


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