Sneakers in Japan
Waiting for wifey to finish her work in Daikanyama, I visited this shop.
When I first came to Japan in 2005, in Osaka, I was amazed by the diversity of the sneaker models one could see. Of course coming from a French provincial city it was different, there was not such a choice in our local shops (It surely has changed since).
Especially I was surprised by the Limited Japanese Editions, the design and color were quite different from what I was used to see, much more creative.
This is what they have to show in this shop, for most of the models I think you can buy them in any country but still now there are some Limited Editions.
I am not sure how they are really limited editions though, I mean with the Internet it must be easy to buy them from any place; I guess...
What do you think? any model that you never saw before?
By the way, the Samba model got a "fixie" treatment with this brown model :
(picture from Sneaker Freaker seen at trackosaurusrex.com)
I am not exactly sure of the fixed gear specificity of this shoe but at least it looks good to me. And obviously it proves one more time the interest of the big brands for the movement. (if it can push people to ride more bikes and use less car it would be great... why not, but I am a little bit skeptical...)
More colors :
And some vintage models :
Nice shop and thanks to the staff who let me to take pictures. (I can't count the number of times I got the ãƒ€ãƒ¡ [dame] sign, - arms crossed meaning : "definitely no").
Maybe next time I should go to a Japanese brand shop also (like Onitsuka), to compare the creativity.