I’m currently in Japan on a reporting trip for the blog (that’s essentially what the money I receive from advertising on this site goes to), and one of the places I visited is the amazing vintage store Chart in the district Koenji in Tokyo. Here you find hundreds of classic vintage shoes along the walls.
Chart, along with its sister shop Whistler 10 meters away, has in addition to a lot of vintage clothing from the period of the 50s-70s also specialized in American vintage shoes. Most are many years old, but the age range between 5-50 years. A lot of Alden and Allen Edmonds obviously, but also a lot of old fashioned manufacturers that no longer exists or has been bought by some fashion group and make completely different types of shoes today. Although there’s limited with shoes in my large size, it’s still a joy to go and browse the shelves of the store.