shoes

Always Remember These 10 Big No-Nos When You Are in Japan!

Every country has its own taboos, rules, and cultural restrictions. These can differ enormously from nation to nation or between continents. Western societal norms may seem normal to a western person, but seem completely alien to someone from a different part of the world. These stark differences can create something of a culture shock for…

Birkenstock TATAMI – Incredibly Comfortable Sandals With a “Japanese Twist”

Do you know the world-famous 230-year-old German shoe brand Birkenstock? Well, have you heard about TATAMI, the Birkenstock spin-off brand that incorporated the ingenious craftsmanship of Birkenstock sandals with the idea of traditional tatami mats? tatamijpn.jp/ The TATAMI sandals are made according to anatomical research and aim to provide the most comfortable footwear there is…

3 World–Famous Types of Japanese Footwear!

Footwear in Japan ranges from traditional to modern types. Walking on the streets of Japan, you’ll notice most people are wearing western footwear when going to work, school or even just strolling around. But even with such modern these sights, you’ll probably encounter a few people wearing something different. colgate.exblog.jp/ Even in this modern age,…

Onitsuka Tiger: Japan’s Legendary Footwear

The prevalence of shoe companies in Japan is visible. One of these outstanding companies is called Onitsuka Tiger. It started with the founder’s hope of raising post-war youth’s self-esteem through sports. He believed they needed a healthier and more positive lifestyle with a new sense of community, optimism and awareness. How the Company Started sneakpeaksg.wordpress.com/…

Get the Look: Top 5 Trendy Japanese Stores

Around the world, Japan is known for its unique, trendy styles and great shopping. To get that fresh, fun and kawaii look, these stores are a must if you are ever in Japan! The best part is that they can be found all throughout the country. 1. Wego  tokyofashion.com/ For a cool, hip vibe…

Furoshiki Shoes: Wrappable, Comfortable and fashionable!!

Like many other things in Japan, ‘furoshiki’(風呂敷) has survived many centuries. Literally translated meaning ‘bath cloth’, it almost went forgotten after WW2. furoshiki-shoes.jp/ Since the convenient bag/wrapping/decoration cloth got mostly replaced by plastic bags, it only experienced a revival in the new millennium with Japanese artists modernising it and trying to get back to old…

Geta: Ancient Footwear and the Modern Shoes Inspiration

Have you ever seen this pair of shoes before? You have probably seen them in Japanese movies, animations and dramas. jp.fotolia.com/ These clog-like slippers are known as “geta”. It sometimes also makes a sound similar to that of a clog. Parts of the Geta Let’s get to know more about Geta. Hanao ecx.images-amazon.com/ Traditionally speaking,…

Finding large shoes in Japan can be a tough quest!

There different reasons you might need to buy new shoes in Japan. For example, you travelled to Japan to attend a wedding and forgot to bring your fancy pair, the season is unexpectedly different and you need to adjust your shoe wardrobe or,simply, the current pairs you got are worn out. If you have big…
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