*Regarding Chromexcel leather, production delays continue, and the import has not been decided, so sales will be discontinued.
This product is made to order for each customer according to the options.
Work oxford shoes Winch (winch), which incorporates the classic taste that American workers liked to wear inthe old days , and sublimated it into a modern style. The simple yet elegant design will be completed through aging as you wear it. Denim, of course, the details that match various outfits are a lifelong thing .
Argo's unique last (wooden pattern) will change over time, and the brown core will be visible due to scratches and rubbing, and the toe will warp, wrinkles , and luster.
Hand sewn welted manufacturing method
The manufacturing method is the hand sewn welted manufacturing method, which has been known as the traditional manufacturing method for the finest shoes for hundreds of years. The manufacturing method, which begins with thread making, involves processing the sewing thread with rosin or wax, and manually making each hole while sewing, which is a time-consuming and laborious process. This manufacturing method, which is particular about natural materials , has excellent moisture absorption and drainage properties, so it does not get stuffy because it allows moisture to escape to the outside.
Although it is structurally robust , it is light and comfortable to wear from the beginning, and it is comfortable to wear even after many years .
Measurement order (if you wish)
Originally, custom-made shoes that could only be done at a store were made possible by having the shoes measured by the customers themselves. Japanese people tend to have wider feet and higher insteps than Europeans and Americans, so ready-made shoes do not fit 30% of the total. Therefore, with the desire to have as many people as possible wear it, we made it possible to measure by watching a video. (How to measure is detailed in the video at the bottom of the page.)
3 selectable leathers
①Chrome Excel Leather
Because it contains more than 4 types of oil, it has a deep luster and is soft and comfortable to wear . Many people say that they wear them every day because they arecomfortable to wear . In black , the brown core makes the aging stand out even more, and in other colors, the oil moves in places where pressure is applied, such as wrinkles, so you can enjoy pull-ups that look pale.
② New York leather
It is tanned with vegetable tannins and is characterized by its moist texture and suppleness that contains plenty of oil. Natural leather with a variety of expressions, with some areas of embossing . As it ages, the luster increases , the color deepens, and the texture becomes tasteful . As it is hard to be damaged in comparison with chromic Excel leather and is firm , Recommended for bikers and campers .
③Italian horse butt leather
The horse's buttocks ( cordovan ) from the front to the waist are made with full vegetable tanning , which is a rare part. 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.
8 selectable soles
[Most popular] The chevron-like pattern is strong against asphalt, and is recommended for bikers.
The block pattern demonstrates grip on rough roads and rocky areas, and has excellent wear resistance.
There is a block pattern on the inside, and the sole has a clean impression while maintaining grip.
Sponge type sole that is light and easy to walk. Excellent oil resistance.
Classic sole with excellent wear resistance and grip
Sole with excellent oil resistance and wear resistance with wire cord (fiber) kneaded. The silhouette from the side is also characteristic.
Recommended for those who want to have a high grip and a simple design.
A stylish sole that uses the hemp used in hemp bags for coffee beans, kneaded into the surface, and shows a grip when it comes out after scraping.
Upper: Chrome Excel Leather: New York Leather: Hose Butt Lining: Horsehide Sole: Vibram Company: Doctor Sole Company
・As this product is made-to-order, it will be shipped 2 months after purchase.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
How to measure for custom size
*The video is barefoot, butplease measure with socks on. If possible, ask another person to help you measure while standing for the most accurate measurements.
・Please measure the vertical length, width, and instep and enter them when ordering.
In the unlikely event that the size is small, it is possible to widen the width free of charge if it is about 5 mm. Also, if it is too big, we will make it about 5mm smaller with our original insole.
About Returns: Please note that as this is a made-to-order product, we do not accept cancellations after the order has been confirmed, or returns or exchanges other than defective products. ・We take great care when shipping our products, but if the product is damaged or soiled, we will cover the return shipping fee and exchange it within 7 days after the product arrives. So please contact us by email or phone.
Discerning HAND MADE BOOTS 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 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 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.