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Picture special – World Championships of Shoemaking event at Isetan Men’s

This week the top three shoes in the World Championships of Shoemaking 2022 are on display at the department store Isetan Men’s in Tokyo, and to kick it off there was a talk session with media and selected customers with myself and the three shoemakers who presented both their contest shoes and showcased some of their other work. Here’s some photos from the happening, with focus on the shoes present.
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Shoegazing Podcast

Shoegazing Podcast – Ep. 11, Takashi Fukuda, Isetan, about Isetan Men’s influence on the quality shoe scene

The shoe department at Isetan Men’s in Tokyo is often called shoe heaven, with over 1,000 shoe models on display. The department has been highly influential on the men’s shoe scene in Japan, and abroad. Hear the head buyer Takashi Fukuda talk about this topic, about how they work when bringing in new brands, how they are going to keep its relevance in the increasingly digital world, and more.

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Report – Isetan Shoes Expo 2019

A week ago the first edition of the Isetan Shoes Expo 2019 took place – a real shoe bonanza with all things men’s shoes. Apart from the two sessions I worked with them on – a talk about the World Championships in Shoemaking with the top trio, and the Shoe Shining Champion of Champions contest – loads of exhibitions and happenings took place. Here’s a summary.

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Event – Isetan Shoe Expo 2019

On the 11-16th of September the famous department store Isetan Men’s in Tokyo are hosting the first Shoe Expo, with lots of shoe happenings during several days. I’m pleased to have worked together with them on three parts, the premiere of the Shoe Shining Champions of Champions contest, where the three world champions and one Japanese champion, Swedish champion and Russian champion will battle it out in a huge competition, a seminar with the top trio in the World Championships in Shoemaking, and an exhibition with their shoes plus the world champs patina winner.

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