Category Archives: japan

Fur sandals (ファーサンダル)

source: wear.jp

source: wear.jp

Wouldn’t it seem different to wear fur sandals as a fashion statement? No, not in Japan and in fact, it’s actually pretty popular and common. The fur sandal handles a foot in a way that puts it in a regular shoe surrounding and then makes it stand guard with a huge fur shield that acts as the guardian of uniqueness. The use of fur may give you the idea that the shoe has some kind of comfort level, but it actually has nothing to do with comfort and everything to do with style. The fur of the shoe is used as a color container by the designer, and could come in colors ranging from black to dark red or blue even. The case for fur has always been as a shoe addition that would be able to show off cultural taste, but in a lot of cases people have worn the fur sandals to show off their feet and highlight the ankle area and the area where the shin and leg bones are located. Attractive in the most basic sense of the word, but deeper for those love to see the ladies move around in style, and to mistaken them for something like house slippers is to miss out on how wonderful the wearer might be. For designers, the fur represents a type of thing that is able to be manipulated and used for creation with many different styles of shoes, whether its a slipper, a sandal, a heel, or a platform that can cause the look to blend in with other parts of the wearer, like the socks or outfit. The fashionista has good leverage point when dealing with the fur shoe/fur sandal because the design allows it to be in fashion and trendy most of the time. How would it go away when young teenage girls and women are buying it all the time? Girls and teenagers usually work the fur sandal by wearing them as a group going out and spending time with each other while rocking them and matching with no issue. It’s an instant love fest. For a girl or young adult woman that is into pedicure, the fur sandal’s highlighting effect can be an endless source of fashion thoughts, since she will always end up looking attractive to both lookers and her close friends. Please be sure to avoid the rain if you decide to try out these wonderful pair of shoes, otherwise you may be moving as fast as a rabbit! And you might be disappointed in how your socks or nylon barely served as protection. The barefoot is number one for the fur sandal though, because with bare feet, it’s easier to choose what our favorite type of fur sandal might be. The choices are made easier and we can wear them with style and success.

Japanese style (日本風)

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source: blog.livedoor.jp/flowersedei/archives/cat_50038371.html

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.

source: blog.livedoor.jp/flowersedei/archives/cat_50038371.html

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.

two color or single dot pedicure (2 色のペディキュア)

source: http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2136755985821349401

source: http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2136755985821349401

The two color pedicure style will put your foot into stand out mode by pushing the appeal factor up to the level of interesting. On an otherwise plain and boring looking foot, the two color pedicure takes your feet and makes them a wonderful point of consideration where cute and adorable can work out well. On a foot model it adds to the view of a soft, smooth looking foot that expresses itself as individual. The single toenail drop is a popular style with young adults and girls, and is typically done by dotting the fourth toe with a dash of glitter polish, while the other ones are solid or have a common design theme. Love and a sense of fun are one of the definite aim for someone who enjoys wearing this kind of style, since the foot will be able to attract and have awesome appeal value without issue. This style can also be done with two toes using opposite color or painting the fourth toe on both feet with different colors, making a foot that is full of flirt. What some may call a foot that expresses a sexy mood, the two color or single dot toe pedicure can do much more than that in terms of your foot style, since it is able to work well with toes that may have a full design theme set.

source: http://girlspower-up.info/?p=43527&page=4

source: http://girlspower-up.info/?p=43527&page=4

What would be the best colors for this type of style? Japanese styles enjoy their own range of favorite commonly used colors. Ink remover white out, solid monochrome red, and a dark polished navy blue among others are some of the colors that can be seen in use with this, not to mention the use of silver or gold glitter based colors. On many feet that use this style, the glitter or design element can look as though its an accessory piece to the rest of the foot, like something feeling similar to a toe ring or jewelry. In any case, it’s important to get a feel for the type of color that might look good for your pedicure when considering this style. It’s a great way to spark people’s imagination and attract positive attention.

miss id (ミスiD)

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source: whiterinarina.tumblr.com

Miss id is a Japanese audition project held every year that has talent from ages 12 to 35 years of age. It’s also the home of a variety of shoe styles and shoe brands. For example, converse & plimsoll shoes are popular with the miss id contestants because of the shoe’s ability to handle various kinds of activity like walking long pathways of sidewalk as well as looking cute in picture poses. Favorite is a word that we can find on the instagrams of many miss id contestants when it comes to plimsoll, Adidas type of shoes. A liking for these styles is something that many of the contestants and their followers have in common. Whether going out to eat or taking a stroll through Tokyo’s public transit system, plimsolls allow them to keep going. Lightweight is a quality that many of the contestants enjoy, and with plimsoll shoes, their foot and body movements are the one and only guide. Sneakers are number one with girls, with jet black & platform shoes coming in at a close second for many contestants along with high heels & designer brands. The high heel is a remarkable thing for many of the younger contestants, who become filled with joy whenever they have the chance to practice wearing them with their favorite outfits, and presses them to try even more new items.

source: ameblo.jp/momota-sd

source: ameblo.jp/momota-sd

With all of the running around and impulse shopping that some of the Miss ID contestants do, how do they manage to stick around and keep up with the day? There were so many complaints on how sore and tired their feet were that the remedy to many of their daily situations dealt with leg and foot massages or in one case someone had a thing for lymphatic massage on their foot and taking care of swollen or bloated legs. Being self–conscious of the body is such a frequent thing with them that you’d think that some of the Miss ID contestants were professional athletes. Paying attention to the complexion, how short, beautiful, or soft your feet and legs are will simply put you in the winners circle though, or at least give you the mindset of these determined young girls. It takes a lot of work to be the best contestant you can be, and a lot of socks 🙂