Toshinosuke Takegahara continues to create innovative and eccentric footwear under the banner of his cordwainer brand, Authentic Shoe & Co. This season sees the continued use high grade, premium cowhide leathers and the unrivalled technology of Vibram®’s soles.
Both styles of the Chaos silhouette feature the distinct Gloxi Cut Vibram® sole. The design of the sole features large, flexible siping which makes for a strong yet flexible feel. The unmatched cushioning and comfort offered by the Vibram® sole make these creepers great for anytime wear. The Raccagni zippered closure on the Chaos Front Zip is noted for its unequalled strength and offers an elegant look with its polished teeth.
The Western Sandals offer a casual slip-on silhouette crafted in premium cowhide leather. Featured in two colourways, the upper features intricate panelling and inventive cutouts. The black features cutouts of cacti, coyote and moon along the upper. The mixed colourway is split, featuring a mock ostrich texture on one side and faux-python print on the other. Finished with Vibram®’s Mini Ripple sole, these slippers can stay in the house or make moves on the street.
The unmistakable silhouette of the -F.A.S.t- Series Side Lace returns this season with its premium suede leather uppers and unique side-lacing systems. The upper is constructed in a uniquely layered panelling technique, adding dimension to the shoe without making it clunky.
All of Takegahara’s creations are handcrafted in Japan with strict adherence to quality craftsmanship and materials.