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Founded 2013 in Japan
Based in Tokyo

Naoki Ishikawa learned the art of shoemaking at Ginza Shoemaker School and started the brand Aestas in 2013. They sell their shoes at Apegos store located in Higashigotanda, Tokyo.


Tokyo, Japan



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