Shoe Republic makes British style shoes. The company’s mission is to create shoes that give you a feeling of walking barefoot at reasonable prices. The owner, Jyunichi Takayama, studied at Tresham Institute Footwear Centre in the UK and got a national certificate City & Guild, Design & Pattern cutting level 3. Upon returning to Japan, he worked at a shoe company while he visited the UK from time to time. In 2003 he founded Shoe Republic.