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Report - Raymar Shoes
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Report – Raymar Shoes

Raymar, often called “the Japanese Meermin”, has been making waves domestically in recent years and grown their steadily. Now they also start to turn to the international market with their highly affordable Goodyear welted and hand welted shoes – with the latter offered from less than €200 – not least with the participation at the London Super Trunk Show next month. Here’s an interview with the two brothers behind the brand.

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New Japanese edition of Shoegazing
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New Japanese edition of Shoegazing

I’m very pleased to introduce the Japanese edition of Shoegazing, added to the original Swedish version launched in 2012 and the international English version introduced in 2015. The entire international edition has been machine translated into Japanese, and all new content going forward and the 60 most important articles are proofread by a Japanese translator.

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Shoegazing Podcast - Seiji McCarthy
Shoegazing Podcast

Shoegazing Podcast – Ep. 25, Seiji McCarthy, about revamping a shoe brand

New podcast episode with the American-Japanese bespoke shoemaker Seiji McCarthy who recently has done a revamp of his brand where he is merging classic American style with the precise, skilled Japanese craftsmanship. A talk about the revamping process, about finding oneself as a shoemaker, about his love for the relaxed elegance of traditional US style, and more.

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Report Ann Bespoke
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Report – Ann Bespoke

In Osaka, Japan, Akiyoshi Nishiyama of Ann Bespoke has created a footwear brand with a distinctly unique personal character – without having his own house style, at least according to himself. Shoes I’ve admired for many years. A few weeks ago I finally got to see them in person, and have a conversation with the man behind them.

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