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Founded 2015 in Japan
Based in Kyoto

Yamaki Yusuke studied shoemaking in the Hyogo Prefecture. After graduation he met shoemaker Koji Seki and trained with a company in Kyoto that makes prosthetics and orthopedic shoes for hospitals. In 2015 he started the brand Andante.

Andante creates bespoke shoes for what ever the costumer want and needs. Their pricing is widespread from about 600 € for the lowest "class" up to around 2800 € for the bespoke orthopedic shoes.


Kyoto, Japan



Construction methods

Cement, Rapid, Goodyear, Opanke

Product ranges

MTO, Bespoke

Price range


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