So when we think of something like a Japanese style, what are some things that might come to mind? Probably all kinds of trendy, anime, jet set radio fashion attempts by innocent youngsters who are into the music scene. For the real people on the ground however, Japanese style probably refers to the expressions of many local brands or brands that are of Japanese origin. As we have noticed in a previous post, the pointed toe is a favorite of many Japanese brands, and a pointed toe on a shoe that has a side cut is textbook definition for a style from Japan. In terms of design, Japanese style hits the mark with clever uses for belt buckles on the shoe, a love for plain looking and simplistic perspectives, and being thoughtful about shoe functioning right down to the design. When taking a break from converse, there are a few choices for the wearer to make, and if you are okay with spending the money, then you can enjoy the comfort of a foreign brand or nicer styles that may be closer to home.
A Japanese shoe loves being original and fits well with original fashion. By original I mean something that has it’s own mode, a way of wearing and moving. The foot that experiences something is in mode, and many Japanese fashions enjoy this very much, even something that is closer to street fashions enjoy this. Impression comes to mind whenever the shoe is able to express it’s mode, and that’s why we find so many Japanese brands successfully causing the wearer to give off a good impression. If the wearer is happy with the shoe, then they might think about their choices, like I chose to do such and such with this style or I wanted to change this and that. The shoe should be able to allow for this and Japanese style gives it out quite well. Street fashions have no problems with expressing original, individual or whatever you may label the creativity as, but it is a different story when we have to consider styles that have the same quality, but in a different way. How is the wearer able to figure out or reveal the originality of the shoe when it isn’t as obvious as a street style? We are able to do something like this over time and not so immediate. The words vintage feel might work out perfectly here, but it’s really more about how well we fit with the shoes.