Most of the time, people buy bespoke shoes because they have feet that are hard to fit and therefore need a last to be made up to accommodate such feet. But every now and then, you get a gentleman who goes for bespoke simply for the fact that he wants something that no one else is ever going to have. This shoe presented here, represents just that, and even more. I found this on Saion’s site and because it is in Japanese I unfortunately cannot understand one single thing, but looking at the pictures, I am almost positive that the stitching of the upper was done by hand, which is simply frickin’ amazing!! Imagine how long that would take? AGES!
I look at this and even though I would probably not wear it simply for the fact of the decoration on the strap, I can’t help but like and appreciate it. I only wish that there was a side view to look at, in order to get more of an appreciation for the entire shoe, as the top view only gives you so much. But I must say, that this is shoemaking purely at it’s finest. The upper is unique, the stitching is hand-done (and contrasted), the design is out of the ordinary (the counter’s are quite different) and the color combination is mind-blowing!! Overall, I give this a 10, not for the fact that it’s the coolest shoe ever, but simply for the fact that it breaks all of the norms and enters the realm of art for the sake of making something that is beautiful and not necessarily practical….