Argo British Trad Sandals
This product is a "made-to- order product ".
*Current delivery date: Shipping in about 2 weeks*
- Can be made in any size you order -
For those who have trouble with ready-made products, such as those with a large width or a small instep, or those with a difference between left and right, just measure with a tape measure and fill in the remarks column, and we will make it to your desired size. (For example, if you have a difference between left and right, please fill in the remarks column in the shopping cart so that it can be understood such as 〖Right width 26.5cm / Left width 27.2cm〗.)
◉ How to measure is detailed in the video at the bottom of the page ↓
*Regarding Chromexcel leather, production delays continue, and sales will be discontinued as it is scheduled to be imported at the end of September.
[↑Model wears barefoot actual size 25.3cm color/tan 25.5cm]
Wrap-up sandals are, as the name suggests , sandals that wrap around your feet .
Soft horse leather is used for the lining, which wraps the entire instep and creates a soft and comfortable fit.
[↑ Chromexcel leather: The buckle strap that peeks out from the hem of the black pants has the ruggedness of an engineer boot, but the open toe breathability makes it comfortable to wear even in the hot summer.
italian horse butt
These sandals are luxuriously made with a rare horse butt that has many scratches and wrinkles and very few parts that can be removed.
Horse butt refers to the rare part from the front of the horse's buttocks ( cordovan ) to the waist, and it is made with astringent full vegetable tanning .
Thicker and more robust texture than the leather of the body, and the tigers and scratches peculiar to horse leather stand out like a man.
The more you wear it, the more lustrous it becomes , and if it gets wrinkled or damaged, you can see the brown core , and you can enjoy the change over time.
Normally, horse butts are hard and prone to cracking, but Argo purchases them in a pre-manufactured state and dyes them in -house to create a soft , comfortable and supple leather finish .
Among them, mahogany is an original color that is dyed one by one , and it has the characteristic of becoming a vintage texture as it ages .
Himeji leather is soft and comfortable to wear. Italian raw materials are used for coloring, and the vivid colors look great on your feet in summer. The fineness unique to wagyu beef and the coloring by oil and dyeing will darken and deepen the more you wear it .
chrome excel leather
Horween 's Chrome Excel leather is used for the upper, and the thickness of 2.4 mm is the same as that of a boot, giving it a solid feel. As a feature of Chromexcel leather, it contains more than 4 types of oil, so it is soft and adapts quickly . In addition, horse leather is used for the lining, and the moist texture wraps around your feet.
oil latigo leather
Leather made by immersing high-quality cowhide leather tanned with full vegetable tanning in a mixture of oil, wax, and tallow, and allowing even the wax to penetrate to the core . As a leather for horse riding and saddlery, it is a leather that emphasizes practicality, so it has both strength and flexibility . Become.
Insoles that can be used for a long time
The insole is covered with a 6mm-thick cushion that does not sag, and vertical arch support is used. Relieves walking fatigue, relieves fatigue in legs, knees, and lower back.
A sole that fits your foot
The midsole uses a leather sole that is just the right amount of hardness to increase stability when walking, improve breathability, and form a curve that fits your foot over time , making it easier to walk. have.
Vibram #8327 is used for the outsole.
Excellent impact absorption and light weight, and adopts sponge material with excellent abrasion resistance.
Commitment to love
By sewing up to the midsole, it is possible to peel off and replace the outsole as many times as you like, so you can use it for many years.
*This size is the actual size notation for bare feet.
- length -
- Width/Instep -
How to measure order size
With bare feet, measure the vertical length, width, and instep with a tape measure, etc.
If you click [Add to Cart] and fill in the [Remarks column] when ordering,
I will make it in order size.
↓ The video below shows how to measure in detail.
● To purchase with peace of mind ●
・After the product arrives, take it out of the package neatly, and wear it only in your room with clean feet, so as not to damage the product.
If it's painfully small or big enough to come off, you can exchange it once for free shipping.
*Conditions for size exchange → Click here for details
Discerning handmade sandals by expert shoemaker brothers
Product number: Wrap-up sandals
-Description of item-
Upper: Horsebutt leather/Oil Latigo leather/Himeji leather/Chrome Excel leather Lining: Horsehide Sole: Vibram #8327 [with heel]
・As this product is made-to-order, it will be shipped 2 weeks after purchase.
The first leather shoes I bought were Red Wing Boots when I was 18. One day, when I stepped on a puddle, I was impressed that it didn't seep inside. The next time, I was stepped on by a car tire, but it didn't dent at all. Triggered by this, it seems that interest was aroused as "how amazing the boots are" and "what kind of structure". From there, he learned that boots could be made by hand, and began attending a shoe school, where he fell in love with the world of shoes.
Founder Tanaka speaks passionately.
“I went to a shoe school and learned the basics, but from then on I was self-taught. I started by getting orders from people close to me, and then repeated trial and error. There are many issues such as the wrinkles of the clothes, the fit, etc. Sometimes I went to Asakusa to practice and tried various methods to digest the issues.It's still new even after 10 years. We are solving problems every day.”
From the words he speaks, you can get a glimpse of his strong commitment to shoes.
“When I was making shoes, my younger brother, who was a college student, was making small leather goods from leftover leather scraps. However, partly due to my lack of experience, I wanted to learn about shoes from all over the world, so I decided to start with repairs.”
Know the current shoes in order to "launch a shoe brand". The brothers who set out to achieve that goal are the Tanaka brothers, who each went to different shoe repair shops to train.
A year later, it started as "Argo for Shoe Repair".
Argo then repaired shoes for seven years. Despite being a privately owned store, at times there were more than 100 pairs of repaired shoes lined up. Among them, it is said that there were quite a few people who had been rejected at other stores and said that it was the fifth store. Even if they are not expensive, I strongly feel that there are many people who value their shoes because they are easy to wear and because they have been wearing them for a long time.
In addition, there are many opportunities to make custom-made shoes, and we have received many voices of joy. Each person has their own worries, and even if you try to maintain the design of the shoes, there are cases where the appearance is bad, such as those with too high insteps or wide shoes, which is the difficulty of ordering. We will solve it with high technology. He says that his greatest joy is when his customers tell him, "I've been wearing this all the time before I realize it."
It seems that the brothers, who have seen such shoes up close, have taken seven years to launch their original brand, greatly exceeding the initial schedule. Currently, we do not repair other companies' products, but maintain the quality of our own products and do semi-orders at actual stores.
Based on their own experience so far, they aim to make shoes that are "favorites" for each person, based on the knowledge and technical skills to make shoes that are hard to break and easy to wear.
"Argo"'s commitment to shoe making is to "continue to make cool shoes that we think." "To make shoes that can be worn for a long time and have excellent functionality."
Based on the technical skills and knowledge gained through repairs and orders, he passionately talks about creating masculine shoes that match the ever-changing modern fashion while retaining the classic impression of leather shoes and boots.
Dress with brute force. vintage and classic. While keeping up with the times, we will pursue shoe making that incorporates things that do not change.
From May 2021, Argo released 2 patterns of sandals and Winch as the first step. When I saw it up close, I was attracted by its slightly different appearance.
Please check the works of the brothers, who will produce various shoes in the future, with your own eyes.