Currently en route to a number of lucky customers are these shoes from Hiro Yanagimachi. The images below show a number orders made while Hiro-san visited our store for a Trunk Show in September.
It's a pleasure to have Hiro (Konomi & Kichiro too) in our store as the wonderful shoes are always backed up by big smiles and insightful conversation.
In addition to receiving the shoes, first-time customers receive a personal note from Hiro himself, as an introduction to his philosophy and a guide to "breaking in" his shoes.
He has been kind enough to allow us to feature this excerpt from the note:
- The foot changes shape by sitting, standing, walking etc. Therefore, the dimensions of the foot change depending on the wearer’s activity.
- The foot also becomes wider/narrower depending on the condition of the foot.
- In many cases swelling occurs; in the evening, after long flight, after drinking alcohol and/or eating salty food.
- It has been known for people’s feet to change shape from summer to winter (and vice versa) without a change in weight.