This product is made to order for each customer according to the options.
British long-established tanner Charles.F.Stead oiled leather "KUDU"
The kudu, which inhabits the land of Africa, is a bovine, but it is characterized by the flexibility of an antelope, and the wounds of fighting with sharply twisted horns appear as a rough leather expression. Overseas, the scars and tigers that remain on such leather are often preferred as proof that they have lived.
Taking advantage of the tough oil suede, the thong is made of soft nylon that is woven like a car seat belt.
Insoles that can be used for a long time
The insole is covered with a 6mm-thick , highly cushioned sponge that does not sag, and the vertical arch support is used to relieve walking fatigue and alleviate fatigue in the legs, knees, and lower back.
The midsole uses a leather sole, which has moderate hardness to increase stability when walking, increase breathability, and warp over time to make it easier to walk .
Insoles that can be used for a long time
Vibram on the outsoleUse #8327. Excellent impact absorption and light weight, and adopts sponge material with excellent abrasion resistance.
Commitment to love
For maintenance, by sewing up to the midsole, it is possible to peel off the outsole and replace it as many times as you like, so you can use it for many years.
Discerning handmade sandals by expert shoemaker brothers
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 for training, tried various methods, and digested the issues.It is 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 enthusiastically said that he would create masculine shoes that match the ever-changing modern fashion while leaving a classic impression, such as 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 two patterns of sandals and Derby shoes 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.
Product number: SA20
-Description of item- Upper: Charles.F.Stead kudu leather Sole: Vibram #8327 Size: S-LL
As this product is made to order, it will be shipped one week after purchase.
*This product is the actual size notation.
・Small size (actual size 24.5cm-25.0cm)
・Medium size (Actual size 25.5cm-26.0cm)
・L size (actual size 26.5cm-27.0cm)
・LL size (actual size 27.5cm-28.0cm)
Worried about size
With bare feet, measure the vertical length and width, If you click [Add to Cart] and fill in the [Remarks column] when ordering, We will make the size that fits you best.
T's actual vertical size 24.7cm Wise 24.7cm [2E] S size
Mr. S Vertical actual size 25.1cm Wise 25.0cm [3E] S size
Mr. H Actual length 25.5cm Width 25.5cm [3E] M size
Mr. K Actual length 25.5cm Width 25.3cm [3E] L size
Mr. Y Vertical actual size 25.7cm Wise 26.2cm [3E] L size
M's actual length 27.5cm width 26.3cm [2E] LL size
● To purchase with peace of mind ●
For those who are worried that the size does not fit, I would like you to do it.
・After the product arrives, take it out of the package neatly, use clean feet, keep your fingernails short so as not to damage the product, and try to wear it only in your room without removing the tag.
Although it is a ready-made product, if it is painfully small or large enough to come off, it can be exchanged once for free shipping .