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Hiroshi Arai

Founded 2008 in Japan
Based in Tokyo

The owner Hiroshi Arai established "Arai Hiroshi shoe research Institute" in 2008 after 14 years of working in shoe production and started a order-made service called "Arakawa Hiroshi shoe order-made room" later on.


Tokyo, Japan



Product ranges

MTO, Bespoke

Price range


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