Classic Oxford Shoes HANDMADE in Japan

Handlasted, Handwelted and Handsewn Outsole Stitch.
Upper: ZONTA Goldanil Calf in Black
Bottom: Black Finish, Fiddle Back and Beveled Waist, Slightly Tapered Heel, Toe Taps
Crafted by Ken Kataoka & Toshihide Takai


  1. Álvaro Cáceres Muñoz

    Álvaro Cáceres Muñoz21 أيام قبل

    I've been struggling with anxiety and insomnia lately. Watching people doing their craft in this video has felt like an oasis of tranquility for me. Thanks for sharing this

  2. Roy Renaldo

    Roy Renaldo

    He isn't a shoe marker only, he is an amazing artist.

  3. Colliding Forces

    Colliding Forces28 أيام قبل

    What an honorable job. We, the consumers take for granted the masterpiece of those who make shoes by hand. Pretty admirable job!

  4. Галина Москаленко

    Галина Москаленко

    Так обувь делали еще и после ВО войны. Когда в 1950 году маму сократили на обувной ф-ке, ее дядя (он до революции занял 1 место по моделям и изготовлению обуви в Париже) научил ее этому мастерству. Она работала дома, нелегально. И весь этот цикл, что здесь показан прохрдил перед моими глазами. Только делалось это на простой швейной машинке ZINGER (приспобленной для сшивания кожи) , мраморнрй доске , где брусовалась кожа, обязательно была подкладка из меткаля (название помню), на колодки набивались личинки (формировались колодки под конкретную стопу). Модель по иностранным фотожурналам выкраивалась. Все ьылр наиуральным. И то, что делают эти мастера всплыло в моей памяти, хотя я была ребенком.

  5. UserInterface00

    UserInterface0021 أيام قبل

    Automation can speed up inventory, but the handcrafted art and attention to detail is what truly makes these shoes magnificent.

  6. Chan Fon Soo

    Chan Fon Soo21 أيام قبل

    This video stopped me from doing my work for 37 minutes. Impressive handcraft and respect to the artists making the shoes. Thanks to the videographer for bringing such beautiful video into youtube.

  7. PersonwithaName


    In such a busy, angry, technologically overwhelmed globalized society we're in today, it is pleasing to see craftsman calmly, quietly creating such fantastic (functional) art such as this. I respect the skill involved and that there are people still willing to take the time to do it properly.

  8. Kuu


    Watching you two spend so much time and effort into your craft is incredibly inspiring. It's clear how much you love making these beautiful shoes. Thank you for making these videos!!

  9. Martha paipa

    Martha paipa9 ساعات قبل

    Trabajo perfecto, con mucha paciencia. Así son las obras de arte.

  10. Billybob Fudpucker

    Billybob Fudpucker

    I really enjoy watching the Japanese Master Craftsman at work. The skill level is mind blowing, the attention to detail next level and the patience and love put into the piece they are making is inspiring to watch. Great work... wish I had the money to own a pair of shoes like this.

  11. Rick Zoehfeld

    Rick Zoehfeld

    I have a relative who was a Cobbler in New York. Now I really appreciate the work he did.

  12. Elton Noway

    Elton Noway

    I was stationed in Japan in 1967. One day on leave I was walking though the city and stopped to watch a cobbler hand making shoes just like in this video. I was so impressed I decided to spend some of my drinking money and have a pair made even though I had trouble justifying the expense. Ashamed to admit it now because I paid less than $20 US for mine. The gentleman first made plaster casts of my feet and said they would keep my molds in the shop so I could order more pairs of shoes in the future and they would mail them to me in the states, although I never did order another pair. The shoes I had made looked almost exactly like the ones in this video and they fit like a glove. After getting out of the military I wore them for many years as I climbed the corporate ladder. Sad to say, eventually the soles finally wore out and even though the tops still looked new and instead of getting them resoled... I threw them out. I seem to remember thinking "Heck' I only paid $20 for them, not worth getting them repaired". A decision from my youth I've regretted several times since then... and especially now after watching this video [sigh].

  13. Corn Holio

    Corn Holio

    seen lots of custom shoe builds on youtube but this one seems to be the most precise and has an aura of thoughtfulness in the craftsmanship.

  14. David R

    David R21 أيام قبل

    Que video no necesito una palabra. que paciencia y que arte, y las manos muy limpias. Y la habilidad y manejo de herramientas. Y también sorprendente te los entregan con un molde para que no se deformen cuando están guardados. Felicitaciones al maestro zapatero. Y alos que hicieron el video. Buenísimo 👏👏👏

  15. Robert


    The level of detail and hand finishing is just stunning. If I lived in Japan, I'd be thrilled to have a pair of shoes made. Maybe one day.

  16. Ricardo Lira

    Ricardo Lira

    Se eu for ao Japão, além de fotografar muito, certamente comprarei sapatos. Saudações e todo respeito pela cultura, arte e trabalho do povo japonês 🇧🇷

  17. slim1one


    Wow that was beautiful and these two young men are very impressive for learning a trade to level that they have. This is not just shoe making, it is bespoke, so the highest level. A pair of shoes made in this fashion by artisans such as these costs thousands of dollars. Money well spent for those who are able to do so. Well done Ken and Toshihide!

  18. Jim S

    Jim S

    I was a shoe/boot repairman for close to 20 years and took great pride in my work. I was never trained to make shoes, just repair them, but I did work at a shop where the owner made shoes, so I have a high appreciation for the craft. Watching this just about brought me to tears, the level of craftsmanship and design. Bravo Gentlemen!

  19. joanna NACIANCENO

    joanna NACIANCENO28 أيام قبل

    I have so much respect for this craftsmen...they are so rare nowadays. Thanks for sharing this video,now I have to show this to my sons...they need to appreciate the story behind each pair of hamdmade shoes.

  20. Emerge Official

    Emerge Official14 أيام قبل

    I've never been so captivated by a shoe being made. This is what mastery is all about <3